So last night while I was trying to do some all important blogging and writing, I got quite a shock when a sudden massive sound – rather like an explosion – happened somewhere near by. It was so loud that it drowned out the music I was listening to and I could even feel the shockwave. Initially I thought that a transformer or something similar had exploded, but it turns out the explosion wasn’t really an explosion, but lightning hitting a tree just across the road from where I live. This is the aftermath of the tree in the light of day today:
While on a late night walk at one of the beaches near my house, I couldn’t help but notice the inhabitants of the little holes in the ground had come out for a midnight feast. Getting close, I found they would always immediately duck down into the hole, making photography rather difficult. So with some guile and cunning, I was able to catch one for a couple of photographs. These ghost crabs are very cute!
While on one of my numerous walks around the wonderful nature paths around where I live, I happened to spot this Kookaburra sitting on the rail to the track. Initially I took a lot of photos at quite a distance, but then when I noticed it wasn’t paying me that much heed, I decided to get close. How close?
When I first saw one of these monitor lizards (Goanna’s) for the first time, I was quite taken back by how blaze most of the locals treated them. This lizard, which is around 3′ or so in length and my understanding is they get bigger, was wandering around a BBQ/Camping ground. People had their kids running around and were happily cooking sausages, while these animals were wandering around the vicinity. Naturally other than the confusing and somewhat concerning feeling it gave me, I decided to get close enough to take some photos: