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)

Monday, September 16, 2013

From the centre

It's hard to believe that three years have passed since I was out in the Alice and kicking around Uluru and Kata Tjuta...

This Neobatrachus sudellae had recently emerged from the red dirt after a few drops of rain and is looking fairly unimpressed.

A sharp eye could reliably pick out the Tympanocryptis centralis on the rocks around Kata Tjuta.