Elanda Point

This weekend we were up at Elanda Point, in the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park. Alecia’s studying the social behaviour of a mob of eastern grey kangaroos up there. Apart from all the roos, we saw a whole bunch of other cool stuff.

Carpet snake
This coastal carpet snake (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) remained under the tin roof of the toilet block for a week or two. It might have been seeking warmth after feeding.

Eastern small-eyed snake

We found this Eastern small-eyed snake (Cryptophis nigrescens) while out spotlighting one night.

Eastern small-eyed snake

An angry eastern small-eyed snake (Cryptophis nigrescens)

Wall skink

A wall skink (Cryptoblepharus virgatus)

Graceful tree frog

A graceful tree frog (Litoria gracilenta) in the shower block.

Brushtail possum

A brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

A rat

A rat

A hungry rat

A hungry rat

Eastern grey kangaroos

Some eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus).

Eastern grey kangaroos

Some more eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus).

Kookaburra

A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) flight sequence. Note the takeoff-inducing mechanism employed.

Kookaburra

A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) flight sequence. Note the takeoff-inducing mechanism employed.

Kookaburra

A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) flight sequence. Note the takeoff-inducing mechanism employed.

Kookaburra

A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) flight sequence. Note the takeoff-inducing mechanism employed.

Katydid

A katydid

Katydid

Katie, the charismatic katydid

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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2 Responses to Elanda Point

  1. Judy says:

    Great photos. How about the mosquitoes, heard it is loaded with them there.

  2. Stewart says:

    Hi Judy,

    There was one night where we got a few bites, but apart from that there weren’t too many there.

    Stewart