Australia Photos

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North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge.  This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced the calf she was observed nurturing. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced the calf she was observed nurturing. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05909  
Blade Runner, the injured North Pacific humpback whale, is seen with her calf swimming alongside. This humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge.  This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Blade Runner, the injured North Pacific humpback whale, is seen with her calf swimming alongside. This humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05907  
Amethystine python.  The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake.  They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests, Morelia amethistina
Amethystine python. The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake. They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests.
Species: Amethystine python, Morelia amethistina
Image ID: 12567  
Amethystine python.  The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake.  They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests, Morelia amethistina
Amethystine python. The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake. They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests.
Species: Amethystine python, Morelia amethistina
Image ID: 12568  
Amethystine python.  The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake.  They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests, Morelia amethistina
Amethystine python. The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake. They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests.
Species: Amethystine python, Morelia amethistina
Image ID: 12569  
Amethystine python.  The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake.  They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests, Morelia amethistina
Amethystine python. The amethystine python is Australias biggest snake. They are nocturnal and arboreal, inhabiting tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests.
Species: Amethystine python, Morelia amethistina
Image ID: 12570  
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world, Oxyuranus scutellatus
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Species: Australian taipan viper, Oxyuranus scutellatus
Image ID: 12626  
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world, Oxyuranus scutellatus
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Species: Australian taipan viper, Oxyuranus scutellatus
Image ID: 12627  
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world, Oxyuranus scutellatus
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Species: Australian taipan viper, Oxyuranus scutellatus
Image ID: 12628  
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world, Oxyuranus scutellatus
The Australian taipan snake is considered one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Species: Australian taipan viper, Oxyuranus scutellatus
Image ID: 12629  
Banded rainbowfish.  The banded rainbowfish, from the Goyder River in Australias Northwest Territory, is evolving into a separate species (from other rainbowfishes), has assumed a narrow range and has developed a unique coloration, Melanotaenia trifasciata
Banded rainbowfish. The banded rainbowfish, from the Goyder River in Australias Northwest Territory, is evolving into a separate species (from other rainbowfishes), has assumed a narrow range and has developed a unique coloration.
Species: Banded rainbowfish, Melanotaenia trifasciata
Image ID: 13964  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14468  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14469  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14470  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14471  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14555  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14556  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 14557  
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge.  This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'.  This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced the calf she was observed nurturing. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced the calf she was observed nurturing. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05910  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07813  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07814  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07815  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07816  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07817  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07818  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07819  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07820  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07821  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07822  
Leafy Seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon.
Species: Leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Image ID: 07823  
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