Sacred Kingfisher ~ Todiramphus sanctus, found in mangroves and woodlands in Australia and New Zealand and other parts of the Western Pacific

Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus Maori name: Kōtare Spotted at Zealandia in the shade near the toilet block at the entrance to the Tuatara enclosure.

The emu (/ˈiːmjuː/,[6] sometimes US /ˈiːmuː/;[7] Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. The emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas

The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich.

Rachel Newling works with linocut to produce stunning artworks depicting some of Australia’s unique bird species and tropical flora and fauna. The Linocuts

Rachel Newling - Birdlife

Rachel Newling works with linocut to produce stunning artworks depicting some of Australia’s unique bird species and tropical flora and fauna. The Linocuts

Our favorite fungi photographer, Steve Axford, returns from the Australian woods with spectacular new shots of mushrooms, many of which me may have documented for the very first time. See more on Colossal.

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

The Magical World Of Australian Mushrooms Steve Axford * The Artistation

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Cressida Campbell ~ White waratah, 2000 (carved woodblock, hand painted in watercolour).granddaughter of Vanessa Bell

Eucalyptus 6 watercolour , pencil and gouache on Arches paper. Original painting by Gaby Malpas

Eucalyptus 6 watercolour , pencil and gouache on Arches paper. Original painting by Gaby Malpas - Inspiration for applique and thread painting

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford  www.thisiscolossa...

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford - Science And Nature

Heralding a new chapter in Australian design, two-time Academy Award® winner and globally renowned production and costume designer, Catherine Martin has partnered with Designer Rugs to launch the first installment of her eponymous homewares range. Through her investigation of Australiana and in celebration of native flora and fauna, children's patterns and Lace designs, Catherine effortlessly combines unusual and striking elements so they work together in a sophisticated and complementary…

Heralding a new chapter in Australian design, two-time Academy Award® winner and globally renowned production and costume designer, Catherine Martin has partnered with Designer Rugs to launch the first installment of her eponymous homewares range. Through her investigation of Australiana and in celebration of native flora and fauna, children's patterns and Lace designs, Catherine effortlessly combines unusual and striking elements so they work together in a sophisticated and complementary…

Just instantly smitten with the output of Australian duo Sophie Tatlow and Bruce Slorach, whose Sydney-based studio Utopia Goods is responsible for some utterly gorgeous fabrics. "Flowering Gum Tropical" in upholstery canvas. Love it.

Just instantly smitten with the output of Australian duo Sophie Tatlow and Bruce Slorach, whose Sydney-based studio Utopia Goods is responsible for some utterly gorgeous fabrics. "Flowering Gum Tropical" in upholstery canvas.

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Once widespread across southern Australia, the range is now restricted to several small colonies and it is listed as an endangered species. The numbat is an emblem of Western Australia and protected by conservation programs.

The Numbat

Field Companion to Mammals of Australia by Steve Van Dyck, Ian Gynther, Andrew Baker published October The ISBN is The publisher is New Holland. Buy Field Companion to Mammals of Australia from CSIRO PUBLISHING online.

Deb Yarrow's amazing macro photos of Australian flora and fauna

Deb Yarrow's amazing macro photos of Australian flora and fauna

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