Friday, October 18, 2013

September 2013 Simpson Desert Trip

It's been a while since I've posted anything from the Simpson Desert. I've been heading out there regularly with Sydney University's DERG (Desert Ecology Research Group). Check out a few select shots below or click through to the full gallery.

Moloch horridus, Thorny Devil

'Velvet Ant', a wingless female wasp (family Mutillidae)

Collared dragon (Ctenophorus clayi)

Perentie (Varanus giganteus)

Perentie (Varanus giganteus)

Spotted Nightjar

Dingo pup

Blue-Tailed Skink (Ctenotus calurus)

Rainbow Bee-Eaters

Long-nosed dragon (Amphibolurus longirostris)

1 comment:

Linda Rogan said...

Hi David,
Beautiful photos you have posted from Simpson Desert in 2013.

I don't seem to have your email address with me but we are currently in Quilpie. There was significant rain a week ago so many areas still have standing water.

We have searched the area of the Bulloo River near Quilpie and many areas here are still either very mushy or under water. There is nothing obviously in bloom near the river that could feed bees but it is not far to where a couple of species of Eromophila are blooming.

We plan to drive to Adavale tomorrow and will check the Bulloo River area again the next day. Please let me know if you suddenly have any flashes of memory about the area where you photographed the Amegilla in 2009.

Thanks in anticipation.