Perth Zoo is an amazing place to visit and experience some of the incredible wildlife from Australia & around the world. To be honest we haven’t been to the Zoo for many years, must be time for another visit, I’m sure there have been many changes over the past few years.
African Lion, Perth Zoo, South Perth,Western Australia
Baby Giraffe, Perth Zoo, South Perth,Western Australia
Bonzai the Numbat, Perth Zoo, South Perth,Western Australia
These gorgeous creatures were captured during our visits between 2003 & 2010 when we were working with the Zoo on their website and I decided to have a play around with them to create some Perth Zoo Photo Art.
Sadly Bonzai the Numbat has since passed away but we were proud to have our images used on the signage around his enclosure for a few years before he died.
Perth Zoo and many other zoo’s around Australia and the World do an amazing job help protect & preserve our wildlife, we owe it it to them to do what we can to support these efforts.
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We heard that there are some baby Swans around Lake Wagardu in Yanchep National Park so we took a trip out there for our daily walk, sadly the Swans were a no-show but we did get to see a lot of other bird life around the Lake.
Abundant Bird Life, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Wester Australia
If you look closely at the above image you can see a Pelican and numerous other wading birds and ducks going about their daily business. The Park really is a natural wonder 🙂
Hungry Duck, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
One thing Yanchep National park has in abundance is Ducks!
When we sat on a park bench to eat our lunch three Pacific Black Ducks waddled on over to see if they could get some crumbs. One was immediately chased off by the other two, obviously he wasn’t part of the “In-Crowd”!
Luckily for the Ducks we know more about what is good for them than they do so they weren’t very lucky in the food department. It is really important not to feed Ducks or any other wild animals as it can upset the balance of nature as well as causing serious health problems according to the Department of Parks & Wildlife.
The first couple of Duck shots weren’t quite so sharp, something to do with having a shutter speed of 1/40th sec I suspect 😳 However, you can get some interesting shots of animals with slow shutter speeds sometimes, the first 2 photos I took looked like the Duck was shaking and nodding his head …
Duck Says No, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Duck Says Yes, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Maybe he was just going Quackers
Being Spring there were also a lot of incredibly cute Ducklings around this extended family of Australian Wood Ducks were gorgeous …
Duckling Creche, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Spring Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Ducklings On Watch, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
These two Pacific Black Ducklings cuddled up by the Lake were pretty damn cute too …
Twin Ducklings, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
While on our walk around the lake I spotted this awesome carving on one of the tree stumps, no idea who did it but it looked cool.
Kangaroo Carving, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Hopefully we’ll spot the Swan’s Cygnets on our next trip to the Park.
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We went for a bush walk in Whiteman Park last week and spotted these two Twenty-Eight Parrots having lunch while being cleverly camouflaged by the yellow Daisies.
Twenty-Eight Having Lunch in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia
Twenty-Eight Standing Tall in the Daisies, Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia
Whilst only found in Australia these guys are not considered endangered though they do compete for nesting space in the south west with the introduced Rainbow Lorikeets.
According to noongarculture.org.au the Twenty-Eight Parrot or darlmoorluk is the ‘guardian or protector of the camps’, not that that stopped them from being eaten when the need was high 🙂
You can read more about our Whiteman Park walk in Maggies blog post on MADAboutWA.com.au