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tasmanian wildlife

Wombat Wanderings

The common, or bare-nosed wombat is the only wombat you will find in Tasmania. The other two species found in mainland Australia are the northern and southern hairy-nosed wombats. Cradle Mountain is a bit of a hot spot for seeing wombats in the wild and last week we found this fellow wandering across the grass...Read More

Wineglass Bay Cruise

The Wineglass Bay Cruise is a great way to see the wonders of the Freycinet National Park from a unique perspective. The highlight is of course the wonderful geology of the area – the granite cliffs and sandy beaches that make this National Park such a great place to visit and explore. Another major highlight...Read More

Bonorong Wildlife Park

Anyone keen to experience Tasmanian wildlife should visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary just a short drive out of Hobart, and nicely done as a day trip also taking in Mt Field National Park, or the historic town of Richmond. As well as being a chance to see some unique and endangered Tasmanian wildlife – the Tasmanian...Read More

Tasmanian Masked Owl at the Raptor Refuge

This young Tasmanian masked owl is the newest resident at the Raptor Refuge in Tasmania. Named “Montgomery”, the 2 month old is growing daily into his adult form, and these images capture the last of his youthful “fluff” which is giving way to reveal the common colouring of the adult Masked Owl. As many of...Read More

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil is without a doubt Tasmania’s most well known critter. Seeing (and photographing) them in the wild is a tough ask as not only are they nocturnal, but their numbers have been massively diminished in the wild due to a terrible cancer-like disease known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) which is fatal...Read More

Platypus!

One of the trickiest little critters to spot in the wild is the platypus, and last week in the creek above Liffey Falls we found this little guy! Please note – I feel compelled to say that something awful has happened to the sound in uploading to the internet, believe me the original doesn’t sound...Read More

Wineglass Bay Cruise – Marine Wildlife Photography

One of the (many!) highlights of last weeks Tasmanian Experience photographic workshop with Michael Snedic was the Wineglass Bay Cruise. This cruise is a half day journey with Duncan, the skipper, and Rastas, the “first mate”. Rastas also carries the heavy responsibility of being the dolphin spotter and can usually be found up front scanning...Read More