In tropical Northern Territory of Australia, mangroves are seen around the coastline. A variety of fish and mudcrabs can be caught throughout the mangrove areas. One delicacy is the Barramundi, which can be found in the tidal creeks throughout the mangrove areas.
The photographs were taken where we often fish and/or just enjoy being out in nature. Often we spot the White-bellied sea-eagle, Jabiru stork and other sea-birds which I will include in a post soon.
The Northern Territory of Australia has native cycads, slow growing, with the trunk extending underground. I often take photos of their bracts as they display their various colours and appeal, while unfurling.
This day the raindrops, the colours of the cycad and the gumnuts, fallen from the branches of a Eucalypt tree, called for a photograph. Natures art there again displaying. One only has to stop for a moment to appreciate the life all around us.
Connecting with nature.
A dear friend passed away last April. Prior to her passing she gave to me many of her orchid plants. The majenta coloured orchid is flowering at the present time and she, Cherie, lives on in their colours and living life. The sunlight peeps through the tree- leaves and gives the blooms an ethereal look, as light from Heaven and our connection is seen in the blossoming beauty.
Thank you Cherie xxx
The agile wallaby is smaller than the red kangaroo found elsewhere in Australia. It is great to see these shy animals visit our property sometimes. This one was captured with my zoom lens one evening as she came in to graze.
This tiny bird is one of our favourite visitors to a Grevillea tree close to our ourdoor area and is very hard to capture on camera. Last week I was lucky she stayed for a while. The very definite tweet tweet, let's us know when one of these birds is in the area.
The male Mistletoe bird is black with a red breast. I will post a picture if and when I am able to capture his presence. Even though the female Mistletoe bird was seen last week several times, and tweeted her heart out, it appeared there was not a male Mistletoe bird interested at all in her sweet songs. However we enjoyed her presence and now share these images of her.
I had my camera in hand as this bird landed. I first thought it was a pigeon, but was larger. The camera zoom captured, to my surprise, this falcon - which I had never seen before in all my years living in the 'Top End' of Australia.
The page title photograph is a native Turkey Bush in flower.