Canberra Nature, 2018

February 2018 to February 2019, Canberra, ACT

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In the changeover from one trip to another, here are some local images from the last year.

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There are two groups of images. The first is from a Nikon-sponsored event on Black Mountain Peninsular, late one afternoon.

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No prizes for identifying these birds.  They were cited in the second century AD by Roman poet Juvenal as an example of something that could not exist.  They were originally believed to be a hoax when reported back in Europe by the Dutch in 1697.

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Lake Burley Griffin in the late afternoon light.

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After a while, I mainly focused on semi-abstract details.

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There was a prize of a canvas print for best image of the afternoon.  I won that with this image.

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The remaining images are out the back of where we live, in Canberra Nature Park, or in the case of the first image, in the back yard.

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Kangaroo in the back yard, through the dining room window.

Over many months towards the end of last year there was a severe drought and there was no grass left for the kangaroos on Mount Ainslie.  The kangaroos would come down at night to eat on the roadside grass verges.  At the same time our back fence had disintegrated so we had kangaroos coming in at night as dinner guests.  This is one still there in the morning.

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Kangaroo in Fog.

Before we left on the Uzbekistan trip at the end of September, there were many kangaroos on the mountain and we would often see mobs of twenty or thirty.  One time I counted and we saw one hundred and thirty kangaroos on our half-hour morning walk.  They were under pressure at this time and we found two discarded kangaroo fetuses in our back yard.

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Close up of young kangaroo.

When we came back from the trip there were none, or so it seemed.  They had either found alternative pasture, perhaps beyond the other side of the mountain, or I suspect more likely, there had been a mass starvation event.  Numbers recovered a bit and we now usually see between three and ten kangaroos on our morning walk.

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Big male kangaroo reclining in shade.

Canberra has a controversial annual kangaroo cull.  Kangaroos have greatly increased in number due to clearing of forests with European settlement and there are around fifty million of them in Australia.  The Australian Capital Territory Government says that without a cull there will be greater kangaroo population explosions and crashes, while rare plants are threatened when the kangaroos feel pressured to eat everything in sight.  Animal rights groups are opposed to this and demonstrate against the Government.  If I correctly interpret these events, the Government may have a sensible strategy.

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Cunningham’s Skinks (and background insects).

On our walk every morning we go past a hollow log where a family of Cunningham’s Skinks live.

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If it’s warm enough they come up on top of the log in the sun, perhaps also to catch passing insects.

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This is a small one.

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They are much larger than a garden skink.  They grow to 40 centimetres (16 inches) and are viviparous (give birth to live young).

All of these Cunningham’s Skink shots are focus stacked, in other words, multiple images combined for depth of focus.

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Superb Parrots.

(No, really, that’s what they’re called).

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Superb parrots are a bird of inland New South Wales and Canberra is on the edge of their range.  They are increasing in Canberra but this is partly because they are being pushed out of their normal habitat by climate change and land clearing, and they are classified as vulnerable.

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They prefer to nest in two species of eucalypts, Scribbly Gums and Blakely’s Red Gums with a trunk diameter of 1.1 metres or more, and 95% of their natural woodland environment has been cleared.

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Eastern Bearded Dragon.

At one point in our morning walk there is a dead tree that forms an archway over the path.  I used to sometimes hit my head on it until it settled a bit lower.  One day there was a dragon stretched out on the top though pretty well camouflaged.  I went back for my camera and this image is also focus stacked.

Males grow to about 60 centimetres (24 inches) long and they are diurnal.

 

Ponies and People Monochromes (Hemis NP)

24 January to 2 February 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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A bridge festooned with prayer flags and banners.

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Our drivers conducting a ceremony to bless our trip with good fortune.

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Ponies coming to pick up our baggage to the camp.

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Tashi the Yak.

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Ponies.

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Tea is on the way.

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Blue Sheep.

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Crossing the ice in the frozen river.

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Loading the ponies to move camp.

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Moving camp,

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Crossing the icy stream in front of the new camp.

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Ponies returning to Rumbak Village.

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Rumbak Village.

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Walking through Rumbak Village on the way to the High Plateau.

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Walking out.

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Slipped on the ice.

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Back to the bridge.

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Ice Monochromes (Hemis N.P.)

24 to 30 January 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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This post shows details of ice in Hemis National Park. In most cases, captions are superfluous.

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A bank of ice around a gravel bar in the Indus River.

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A frozen waterfall between out first camp and the village of Rumbak.

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Frozen rapids in the river.

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Views of the frozen river.

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Exploring the frozen river with a macro lens.

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More details of the frozen river.

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A small plant struggling to survive though covered by the icy river.

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Rumbak Monochromes

24 January 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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The village Rumbak, the great metropolis near where we were camping, is in Hemis National Park.

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Walking into Rumbak.

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One of the many carved stones.

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Stupa and ruins beyond the village.  Path over the mountains behind the stupa.

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Remains of ruined house.

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A closer look at the stupa.

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A corner of the village’s ceremonial hall.

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A Buddhist flag on the trail up the main valley.

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Our first campsite.

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Another Buddhist flag.

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More stones with writing.

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Ancient huts or houses.

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This one has a chimney so it is clearly an old house and associated pen.

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The track across the ice into Rumbak.

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Inscribed stones.

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Inscribed stones and stupas.

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A row of stupas.

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Stupas and house.

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Stupa with blue sheep horns guarding the village.

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Blue sheep horns and mountains.

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Alchi and Likir Monasteries Monochromes

24 January 2018, near Leh, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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View from Toilet, walking in to Alchi Monastery.

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The long line of prayer wheels on the way in.

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Ancient paintings looking up inside one of the recesses of a stupa, Alchi Monastery.

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Stupas, inside and out.

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The staff said to have grown into a tree, Alchi Monastery.

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Stupas on the road between Alchi and Likir Monasteries.

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Tiny dwelling on the cliff face (you may need to click to enlarge and see it).

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Children outside the store at Likir Monastery.

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The huge Buddha at Likir Monastery.

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Decoration details.

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A view over the valley from the monastery.

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There were several of these on the roofline.

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We were invited to a prayer meeting of the villagers.  Here an old woman is leaving.

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… and a young boy is nearby.

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Inside the prayer meeting….

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Outside in the sun.

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Looking back at Likir Monastery.

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Cow and house.

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The monastery above Nimmu Village.

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Mountains and shadows.

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Hockey on the ice by families outside a military camp.

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Mountains and clouds.

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Thiksay and Hemis Monasteries Monochromes

23-24 January 2018, near Leh, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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Thiksay Monastery.

(The linked article with the colour images includes Brief Histories of both Tibet and Ladakh).

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Dawn prayers.

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Mountains with radical folding, on the way to Hemis Monastery.

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Stakna Monastery.

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Ice on the Indus.

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Hemis Monastery.

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Views on the way from Hemis Monastery to Alchi Monastery.

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Confluence of the rivers Indus (below) and Zanskar.

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Delhi Monochromes

21-22 January 2018, Delhi, India.

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(Ladakh Trip).

Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link (or a caption), the preceding one applies.

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Back streets of Old Delhi.

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Morning tea at the pigeon loft.

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Neville talking to Dhruv Gupta.

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Fatepuri Masjid.

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 Khari Baoli, a street known as the site of Asia’s largest spice market.

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In passing on the street.

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In the lounge room of Dhruv Gupta’s home.

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Humayan’s Tomb.

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Women’s Self Help Group, Nizamudin area.

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