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Laughing Kookaburra

Kookaburras are my favourite bird. I see them everywhere and often have them in close proximity when I’m out and about walking. I have come to think of them as my ‘spirit animal’. 

I snapped this bold little fella on a recent holiday.


This one flew right up to me as we pulled into a station on the Puffing Billy Railway.

 

In these photos, both birds had flown up to me and were less than a metre from where I was standing. We had ‘a moment’ and I looked them right in the eyes!

I have also previously written about kookaburras in my post “The Larrikin”. You can listen to the ‘laugh’ of the kookaburra HERE.


Image credits By Sarah ©2017

 

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 79 – Bird

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Scale

There is nothing quite like the feeling that you are standing on top of the world. 

Atop The Horn, at Mount Buffalo, with its sweeping 360 degree views of the Australian Alps and plateaus, the vastness and space make you feel small and insignificant. It is an exhilarating sensation to swivel and view the magnificent scale of the Mount Buffalo National Park spread out before you.

At 1,723 metres elevation, The Horn is the highest point in the Mount Buffalo National Park, on the western side of the Victorian Alps. 


Image credits By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

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Forster Beach

Forster Beach is part of the Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park in NSW. The park encompasses the stretch of coastal land between Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head, near Macksville. It is home to the local Gumbaynggirr People.


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 77 – Sand

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Pyrmont Bridge

The Pyrmont Bridge is one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridges. The first bridge began operating in 1857 and the current swingspan bridge opened in 1902. The bridge provided the main transport route between the city and Sydney’s growing western suburbs while the swingspan allowed tall vessels to access Darling Harbour. Today, more than 5 million pedestrians cross the bridge each year.

Source: Darling Harbour


Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian

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Haunted Window?

This photo was taken at the old Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth. Over 3,000 people died in this place and at times in its history, the treatment and conditions for the patients was nothing short of horrific. I took this picture on a ghost tour and noticed something in the window. What do you see? Is it the face of a boy peering in? Or simply pareidolia?



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Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows

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Hobbiton This Way!

The Hobbiton Movie Set was a location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. It is situated on a family run farm 10 kilometres southwest of Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand. It is now a tourism destination, with guided tours of the set.

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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 76 – Signs

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Mirror Lakes

Mirror Lakes are a set of lakes lying north of Lake Te Anau and immediately to the west of the road from Te Anau to Milford Sound in New Zealand.


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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 76 – Signs

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Cotton Club

Welcoming in 2016, we stepped back in time at the remarkable nightspot ‘The Cotton Club’ at State of Grace. We saw in the New Year, living a night of luxury among the sophisticated scene of the 1920’s.


Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – September 21, 2017

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V-Wall

The V-Wall at Nambucca Heads, NSW is famous for its diversity of artistic graffiti. It has become a significant tourist attraction. There are now hundreds of artworks within a stretch of about 500 metres. Every day many visitors come especially to inspect the stone gallery.



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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 75 – Stones

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Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand is the world’s steepest residential street, according to the Guinness World Records. For every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre. The street’s steepness was unintentional. As with many other parts of early Dunedin, and indeed New Zealand, streets were laid out in a grid pattern with no consideration for the terrain, usually by planners in London.

Source: Wikipedia


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Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, September 14, 2017 – guest host

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Lava Tube

This is my sister in the Thurston Lava Tube, Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, HI. The contrast between the darkness of the cave and the light spilling in from the mouth, makes for an interesting snap!


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Prompt: Dutch Goes The Photo, Tuesday Photo Challenge, Week 74 – Dark