There is a lot of natural beauty in Australia. However, I saw most of the wildlife in zoos and aquariums.

Pictures of birds in Australia and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Australia
Australia Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Nature in Australia

View Blue Mountains
View of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, a very scenic mountain range. (665k)
Outback Somewhere North
The Outback, somewhere north of Parkes. It is mostly sheep and cattle country. (1011k)
East Australian Coast
East Australian coast near Brisbane. (751k)
Island East Coast
Island on the east coast, north of Rockhampton. (676k)
Whitsunday Islands
One of the Whitsunday Islands. (714k)

Land Fauna and Flora in Australia

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus
A Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus, german: Kurzschnabeligel, french: Échidné à nez court), or spiny ant eater. (953k)
Kangaroos Sydney Zoo
Kangaroos in the Sydney zoo (they may be Wallabys, I don't remember). (913k)
Koala Phascolarctos Cinereus
A Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, german: Koala, french: Koala) in the zoo. At the conference banquet of the IAU General Assembly they had a koala and a baby kangaroo that people could pet. It was quite interesting to see some of the native animals close-up. (857k)
Kangaroos Meadow Evening
Kangaroos on a meadow in the evening light. (930k)
Road Sign Warning
Road sign warning of kangaroo crossing. This is really a problem, I saw many road-kill kangaroos. (652k)

Sea Life in Australia

Lionfish Following Three
Lionfish. This and the following three pictures were taken in the Sydney aquarium. (708k)
Cuttlefish Relative Octopus
Cuttlefish, a relative of the octopus and the squid. (700k)
Leafy Sea Dragon
Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques, german: Großer Fetzenfisch, french: Hippocampe feuille), a relative of the seahorse. (769k)
Shark
Shark. (489k)
Coral
Coral. (873k)
Coral
Coral. (884k)
Coral
Coral. (1279k)
Coral Fish
Coral and fish. (1428k)
Coral Fish
Coral and fish. (898k)
Hard Figure Name
It is not hard to figure out the name of this type of corral, the so-called Brain Coral. (797k)
Coral Fish
Coral and fish. (837k)
Coral Lemon Damselfish
Coral and Lemon Damselfish (Pomacentrus moluccensis). (1178k)
Yellowfin Surgeonfish Acanthurus
Yellowfin Surgeonfish (Acanthurus xanthopterus, french: Chirurgien à nageoires jaunes). (726k)
Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle. (586k)
Black-backed Butterflyfish Chaetodon
Black-backed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon melannotus, french: Poisson-papillon à dos noir). (814k)
Staghorn Coral Acropora
Staghorn Coral (Acropora cervicornis, french: Corail corne de cerf). (1008k)
Tube
Tube. (852k)
School Fish Acting
A school of fish, acting like one organism. It looked like they were flowing around the larger fish, always keeping a minimum distance. (637k)

Whale Watching in the Whitsundays and Hervey Bay

Dolphin Leaping 3 m
A Dolphin leaping 3 m (10 ft) out of the water. (766k)
Pod Five Humpback
A pod of five Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae, german: Buckelwal, french: Baleine à bosse), splashing around, having fun. (911k)
Two Humpback Whales
Two Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae, german: Buckelwal, french: Baleine à bosse), showing their enormous backs. (860k)
Pod Humpback Whales
Pod of Humpback whales, one showing his head and mouth. (1000k)
Humpback Whale Megaptera
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae, german: Buckelwal, french: Baleine à bosse). This shows the whole whale through the water. (767k)
Whales Like Play
Whales like to play around in the water. This one was repeatedly slapping his front flipper onto the water. (792k)
Rolling Over Back
This one was rolling over on his back. (923k)
Slapping Tail Fluke
This one was slapping his tail fluke onto the water. (974k)
Closeup Head Whales
Closeup of the head of one of the whales. (811k)
Humpback Whale Megaptera
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae, german: Buckelwal, french: Baleine à bosse). When they start to exhale while still partly submerged, they blow up huge fountains of water and spray. (875k)
Humpback Whale Megaptera
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae, german: Buckelwal, french: Baleine à bosse). Closeup of the head with the blow holes. Baileen whales (like the humpback) have dual blow holes, while toothed whales have a single blow hole. (779k)
Closeup Heads Two
Closeup of the heads of two whales. You can see the barnacles on the white underside on one of them. (912k)
Closeup Underside Head
A closeup of the underside of the head of one of the whales, with barnacles. (981k)

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