The Cape 5 – Daintree Rainforest

After leaving the area around Coen, we travelled south to the Daintree Rainforest. Our main target was a little brown skink on a particular mountain, and we weren’t disappointed. Along the way, we found a few other beasties.

Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra)
Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra). Daintree, Queensland.

Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra)
Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra). Daintree, Queensland.

Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra)
Northern tree snake (Dendrelaphis calligastra). Daintree, Queensland.

Lewis' shadeskink (Saproscincus lewisi)
Lewis’ shadeskink (Saproscincus lewisi). Daintree, Queensland.

Calyptotis thorntonensis
Calyptotis thorntonensis. Daintree, Queensland.

We climbed back down the mountain, packed up the car, and headed back home to Townsville. It was a great end to an epic (but thoroughly exhausting) trip. I got back to Townsville and immediately started preparing for some PhD fieldwork in the Wet Tropics.

Repticks:
Dendrelaphis calligastra
Saproscincus lewisi
Calyptotis thorntonensis

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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