Natural History Photographs

Xanthorrhoea australis
Commonly known as Grass tree, or Black Boys - though the latter is now deemed politically incorrect!
Vanessa kershawi
Synonyms:Cynthia kershawi
English:Australian painted lady
The Australian Painted Lady
Dacelo novaeguineae
Laughing Kookaburra
Myrmecia nigriscapa
Bulldog ant. The smaller black ant in the leftmost photo is a Camponotus species.

Caladenia venusta
Authority:G.W.Carr, 1991
English:graceful spider orchid, large white spider orchid
Large White Spider Orchid
Calochilus robertsonii
Authority:Bentham, 1873
English:purple beard orchid, purplish beard orchid
Purplish Beard Orchid
Caladenia maritima
Angahook Caladenia

Various flowers
Sphaerolobium minus
Leafless Globe-pea
Gompholobium ecostatum
Dwarf Wedge-pea
Dillwynia sericea
Showy Parrot-pea
Kennedia prostrata
Running Postman
Thomasia petalocalyx
Paper flower
Drosera hookeri
Authority:R.P.Gibson, B.J.Conn & Conran, 2010
Synonyms:Sondera macrantha
The fly on the flower is a Tachinidae, Phasia spec.

At the end of a beautiful day a look over the sea - with clouds bringing only verga not the long wanted rain