Cuddle Party!

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Recreating a scene from “Finding Dory” the otters are having a cuddle party!

The Asian Small-clawed Otter is the smallest of the 13 Otter species, less than a meter long, nose to tail tip and weighing up to 5kg. In parts of India, China and South-east Asia, otters are traditionally trained to help fishermen, catching fish and returning them to the boat in exchange for a reward.

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Photo taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Nikon Coolpix P610

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Kembali

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The Sumatran Tiger is the smallest of the surviving subspecies of tiger and are classified as critically endangered, with numbers as low as 400. These Tigers are predominately solitary animals that live on the Indonesian island of Sumatra in lowland forests that extend through to the mountain forests.

Kembali was born at Taronga Zoo, Sydney in 2011.

Photo taken at Taronga Zoo with a Nikon Coolpix P610

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Tranquility

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I don’t often take photos of the Sydney Opera House. There are so many photos of it out there that it can be hard to take one that is not the same as thousands of others. However, I do love the peace and quiet of the Opera House in the early mornings when you can snap that photo without all of the other people that are also taking photos in the shot.

Golden Pheasant

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My last post was all about grey, so let’s go the other way and add a splash of colour! The golden pheasant or Chinese pheasant is native to the mountain forests of western China.

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Making the most of the grey…

My plan was to head in to the city and check out the spring colour in the Royal Botanic Garden. However, just as I stepped off the bus at Circular Quay the sun disappeared behind the clouds and everything looked a bit grey. That got me thinking about the yet to be used monochrome setting on my camera. So instead of turning right and heading to the Gardens, I turned left and went to the Rocks instead.

Red-bellied Black Snake

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The red-bellied black snake is common in urban areas as well as woodlands, forests and swamplands along the eastern coast of Australia. While generally not an aggressive species, when provoked, it will recoil into its striking stance as a threat, but will try to escape at the first opportunity. Its consists of neurotoxins, mycotoxins, coagulants and also has haemolytic properties. Bites from red-bellied black snake are rarely life-threatening, but need immediate medical attention.

Photo taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

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International World Tiger Day

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Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact & try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting & poaching. Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation.

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