Photos of the Week:  April 26th, 2018 – From the beauty “Down Under”


One of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered countries of the world is the large island of Australia.  This amazing island has so much different animals, and scenery to see, it just has to have a moment to have amazing photos to show for the PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.  Let’s see if we can learn a little bit about AUSTRALIA:


Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia,[12] is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New GuineaIndonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney.


You can see why they call this country “down Under”  because of it’s location on the globe.  It truly is a large country down under all the other countries.

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Happy birthday Sydney Opera House – gee, you look good for 45! 🎉
Photo: Hamilton Lund


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Sharing waves with the locals at Tamarama Beach 🐬🐬🐬
Photo: @rugligeri (via Instagram) in,Visit NSW


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One of the best ways to take in the spectacle that is Lake Hillier in Western Australia is from the air on a scenic helicopter flight. Alternatively, take a boat cruise to Middle Island with a local Esperance tour operator and view the extraordinary pink lake up close.
Photo: Jaimen Hudson


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Jumping from branch to branch isn’t actually an unusual behaviour for koalas; they have long claws and excellent climbing ability. It’s still a pretty incredible sight, if you ask us! The extraordinary flying koala duo seen above was spotted at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – Kangaroo Island in South Australia – talk about being in the right place at the right time!  Photo: Roelant Lawerman at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – Kangaroo Island


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Visit Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, has been named the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year in a row, according to The Economist. This is the first time a city has held the number one ranking for seven consecutive years. 
Photo: Ray of Melbourne


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On The Maria Island Walk, you’ll likely run into plenty of wombats – and Tasmanian devils, and kangaroos, and wallabies, and birds… just a whole lot of wildlife, really! The walk is part of the Australian Wildlife Journeys, which is a group of twelve leading wildlife tourism experiences across Australia.  Photo: @rummin_matt (via Instagram) on The Maria Island Walk in Discover Tasmania.




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The spectacular shot above was taken in the surrounding waters off Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Located within a highly protected ‘Green Zone’, Lady Elliot Island is known for its abundance of unspoiled coral reef and is one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From June to November, you can witness whales migrating in this region. Although they’re best observed from a boat, there is a chance you’ll spot one whilst diving.
Photo: Jeremy Somerville Photography


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Meet us at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market in Darwin, we’ll save you a spot 👌
Photo: Chriz | Photography
 — at Tourism Top End.


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This slice of paradise, also known as Ribbon Number Nine Reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, is located off the coast of Explore Tropical North Queensland. The Ribbon Reefs are a string of 10 magical coral reefs filled with beautiful coral gardens and isolated bommies and are perfect for snorkelling and diving.   Photo: Mark Fitz Photography at Ribbon Number Nine Reef, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park


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Ed the emu is posing for his head shot. One day he hopes to make it to Hollywood! However, for now, he’s pretty content with life at Worn Gundidj Tower Hill. Located in the crater of an extinct volcano alongVisit the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Tower Hill is a nature reserve home to an amazing collection of native Australian flora and fauna. As well as Ed and his Emu friends, there are koalas and wallabies and plenty of walks through the lush bushland to keep you occupied.
Photo: Photography by David Rayside


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When night falls at Explore Uluru, it’s not just the stars that start to twinkle!  This colossal carpet of 50,000 tiny solar-powered bulbs is known as the Field of Light, by acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. You’ll find this extraordinary exhibition in the Visit Central Australia region of the Australia’s Outback, Northern Territory. It’s just commenced for the second season, which means you can be dazzled by this display until the end of March 2018. Make sure you book in advance – it’s super popular! 
Photo: Mark Pickthall


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You may think it’s lucky to spot kangaroos on the beach at Lucky Bay, but it’s actually quite a common sight! This spectacular stretch of sand in the Cape Le Grand National Park in Australia’s Golden Outback is known for its resident population of kangaroos, which love to laze around and hop along the sand. Lucky Bay is around an hour’s drive from the town of Esperance in Western Australia, which is ideal for a coastal getaway. 
Photo: Kevin De Poorter


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“Is it possible to get a table with a view?” It seems it is at El Questro
Situated in the heart of the Kimberley region inWestern Australia, El Questro station is surrounded by unspoiled wilderness. Here, you’ll eat and sleep in style while you explore 700,000 acres of one of Australia’s most beautiful untamed natural landscapes.
Photo: Show Plate Productions


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Welcome to Turrimetta Headland, one of the hidden gems of‘s Northern Beaches. Located half an hour’s drive north of the famous Manly Beach, the headland has great nature walks, is a popular fishing location and, as you can see, is a pretty awesome spot to catch the sunrise!
Photo: Denn Job Seblos


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Good morning from the Pilbara! This moody sunrise was captured in Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The park is well-known for its spectacular gorges and towering chasms, and is rated as one of the top five experiences in Western Australia!
Photo: Dan Avila


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Is it Lord of the Rings or Jurassic Park? Nope, it’s the path to the beautiful Liffey Falls in Discover Tasmania! Located just 40 minutes’ drive from Launceston, Liffey Falls are one of Tasmania’s most picturesque waterfalls. The falls aren’t the only wonder here; to get to them you’ll wander through a luscious landscape that has taken shape over 250 million years and is rich in wildlife and indigenous heritage. 
Photo: @benoslater via Instagram


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This unlikely pair of animal friends were spotted in Esk, a rural town just 90 minutes from Visit Brisbane. Known for its breathtaking mountain scenery, tall forests, gentle waterways and picturesque landscape, this heritage town is one of several stops along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail which winds its way through the Brisbane Valley and is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding. (via FRAMED FOREVER FOTOS)


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Apparently bumping into a friendly dugong is totally normal in Australia’s Coral Coast!
Photo: Migration Media-Underwater Imaging withNingaloo Marine Interactions


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“Don’t mind me, just passing through”
This is not an unusual sight to see during the Visit Canberra Balloon Spectacular


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Straight out of the camera and onto Facebook, no need to edit a magical Sydney evening like this. 
BridgeClimb Sydney


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These photos were captured in Innes National Park, which can be found in the Yorke Peninsula region of The Real South Australia. This breathtaking National Park consists of 9,415 hectares of spectacular coastal landscapes with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Photo: @oskar_wells (via IG)


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This is the view that you get for 665 metres along the Sea Cliff Bridge in NSW… it’s pretty spectacular right? 
Photo: William Patino Photography


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Quick surf before work this morning…
Michael Valigore Photography @ Maroubra Beach in Sydney




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Photo of a fully grown (yes, that’s right) Western Pygmy Possum by Amanda McLean / Sandhill Dunnart Stories



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On top of Mount Amos overlooking Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. Stunning right?
Amazing self portrait by It’s Worth a Shot


There is so much to see and do at this amazing place.  These photos were collected from the website:  If you liked these photos and want more, you must go to this link.  You have seen just a drop in the bucket of what photos are presented.



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