Alberto

Alberto

Alberto Vale is an avid naturalist and a successful wildlife videographer. He resides in Cairns, Australia, just minutes from the best wildlife locations in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest’s. Conducting nocturnal wildlife interpretation tours for the past 14 years, Alberto claims that the two most important things for a successful wildlife videographer, ” is to know the habitat and it’s wildlife”. His wildlife videography has two completed wildlife documentaries, soon to be released on DVD. Alberto has received numerous tourism and videography awards throughout his passionate naturalist career.

Sep 142013
 
QUOLLS - Fast & Furious

The Spotted-tailed quoll, the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial mammal currently living in mainland Australia. Endangered with few as 500 individuals possibly known to be only in existence, we investigate their secretive and short life span of three years in their remote and extremely isolated populations amongst the cloud forests of the North Queensland Wet Tropics. […]

Jul 022012
 
The Million Dollar Question - How Many Platypuses?

It will be erroneous to presume that platypuses are abundant, in fact there is no current number to date that could confirm a realistic population number, but only the vast large estimates between 10 thousand to 100 thousand platypuses may be in existence. Counting platypus, or platypuses is a very difficult task, even trying to […]

Jun 062012
 
Platypus or Platypuses please .. Not Platypi

I never forgot several years back the spontaneous remark of one of my web readers from Texas saying that “I talked about the platypus like if this animal was still alive” and if this was correct she had lived with this erroneous conception for over 20 years. Where others as I would show them this […]

Jun 052012
 
No quacks .. just whistles.

The grass whistle duck (plumed whistling-duck) is not a true duck because they are monochromic (both sexes have same colour plumage) and have long legs and necks. Also the traditional “quack” is a actually a whistle. Predominately found in N. Australia and scattered groups in New South Wales & Victoria, with only a small area […]

Jun 052012
 
Parrots Laterality

Laterality is the motor and sensory controls in our body. In another words in humans is mostly identifiable as utilising either the right or left side of our body in our motor and sensory control. Most humans are right handed, although the trend from decades ago has undergone some social changes, it is said that […]

Jun 042012
 
Armoured and Dangerous - In Cairns

The City of Cairns, in N. Queensland is Australia’s most recognisable and liveable tropical playground. But amidst this peaceful mixed playground, an armoured and dangerous predator is spreading. Armoured and Dangerous, the Australian saltwater crocodile, is one of the planets most efficient killers, and while two decades ago, it was an animal rarely seen or […]

May 212012
 
Inside the Dinosaur Bird - The Australian Cassowary

If you missed seeing the video post on “Southern Cassowary – Survival Depends on Our Actions” – after Cyclone Larry in 2006 the following video gives you a different insight. Inside Nature’s Giants series, delivers an interesting gaze of the physiological links and special features of this modern bird – The Australian Cassowary.

May 182012
 
Southern Cassowary - Survival Depends on Our Actions!

When we face wildlife – our deepest “parental love” will spontaneously rise with no apparent mental exertion from our part. It’s like observing a sign that says “Fresh Paint – Do Not Touch”, we impulsively have to test it. These complex and voluntary events in our brain, can eventually deliver catastrophic results toward the next […]

May 142012
 
Insoluble Mucilage - Australian Glow-Worms

While the slimy presence of the Australian glow-wormArachnocampa flavamay not be on everyones fascinating list of things to observe in the tropics at night. It is fascinating to know, that the natural entrapment by its blue green emitting light, encircled by the sticky crystal like dew drops, proves to be deadly to nocturnal flying insects. […]

May 132012
 
Lace Marketplace

The Lace Monitor or Lace Goanna (Varanus varius) an Australian member of the monitor lizard family. Know mostly in Australia as goannas they are the second largest lizard after the Perentie (Varanus giganteus). This specimen I found strolling on the beach, unafraid of human presence and feeding on food leftovers by the day visitors to […]