While the risk of snake bite while hiking or bushwalking in Australia is very low, many people are nervous and careful when out in the bush. In this article we share tiger snake images submitted from readers Adam and Steve. On both occasions they were very surprised with their encounters!
Tweet If you’ve ever wondered why your pictures never look quite as good as those lavishly spread across the pages of a magazine, part of the answer may lay in the post-processing: photos are very rarely shown straight out of the camera. Instead, they often go through photo-editing software, which may be thought of as […]
Koji has kindly agreed to share some photographs of a platypus he caught in the wild in Tasmania last week. Platypus sightings are quite rare and we have never seen one in this busy day tripper area.
Over to Koji:
My wife, her uncle and I went to Cradle on Friday for bushwalking and stayed at Scout Hut near Crater Lake. On the way back to Ronny Creek carpark on Saturday, about noon we walked past other hikers and they said to us they saw a platypus in a little creek along the boardwalk so we kept en eye out for that.
As we approached the place we saw the platypus swimming along a creek.
Tweet We stumbled across this fantastic picture of a platypus taken by Cain Doherty in the Cradle Mountain area. It is a once in a lifetime shot. Cain describes how he came across this hardy platypus that is swimming in a stream with pieces of snow: Rebecca and I considered ourselves incredibly lucky to share […]
Tweet We posted a video of a tiger snake taken by Paul, whom we met on our last trip into trip into the Walls of Jerusalem in Tasmania. His mate Grant has been corresponding with us, and mentioned he had a closer shot of the snake, with either it’s tongue or the frog’s leg protruding […]
Lake Elizabeth, in the Great Otway National Park, is famous for platypus sightings. We visited the camping area and walked around Lake Elizabeth on a warm up trip for the Overland Track . We were lucky and had a “close encounter” with a very friendly platypus.