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 […]

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A Goliath Stick Note

Stick insects (Goliath pictured) have long stick-like bodies that grow up to 50cm in length. Their bodies resemble leaves, sticks or grass, which makes them extremely good at camouflage. They usually have two pairs of wings, but some species are wingless. There are over 2500 species throughout the world and counting, with 150 represented well […]

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Colour Blending

The Green Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus archeri) is one of the several rare and endemic species found only in northern Australia tropical rainforests. With an unusual green tinge, this is the result of black, yellow and white hairs in its fur. With this excellent camouflage this animal can be observed at all levels of rainforest by […]

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