The look of love

It had been a whirlwind three days. We’d seen one of Australia’s most recently described geckos, found a bunch of endemic species on what has to be the world’s oddest mountain, and left a friend for dead while we frolicked with some very small froggies. Chris was flying back home early, but Jordan had a few hours spare in the morning before he flew home. We went down to Mt Elliot and poked around the base. Jordan was happy to see Demansia vestigiata, Carlia rhomboidalis and Lampropholis mirabilis. If he had a Flickr account, I’d link to his photos. But he doesn’t, and I didn’t photograph them myself. I did, however, photograph a representative of the most awesome group of skinks, plus some boring skinks engaging in a certain activity behind (I kid you not) the toilet block.

Carlia pectoralis mating
Carlia pectoralis mating

Carlia pectoralis mating
Carlia pectoralis mating

Carlia pectoralis mating
Carlia pectoralis mating

Shining snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pulcher)
Shining snake-eyed skink (Cryptoblepharus pulcher)

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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