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Ryan Francis Photography  Ecologist 🦎 Conservationist 🌱 Photographer 📷 of Wildlife 🐧 and Landscapes🌄 #crittercanon

"Oh my, what big teeth you have" "All the better to chomp you with"
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A small freshie from the Gregory River in North-west Queensland, Australia.
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Danger Falls.
The spectacular Dangar Falls are only a few kilometres from Dorrigo on the New South Wales Mid North Coast. .
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Something a little different. Florescent Fungi from Dorrigo National Park, NSW.
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"Growling Grass Frog"
The Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) is a very attractive large frog found in Southeast Australia and Tasmania. This one was next to a farm dam in Montana, Tasmania. They are unfortunately under threat due to the Chytrid Fungus (Chytridiomycosis).

"Liffey Falls"

Liffey Falls are in Tasmania's North. Reduced to only a trickle during the summer, however they are still quite spectacular. The Liffey River was named after the River Liffey in Ireland by Captain William Moriarty. During spring the waterfall is at its best thanks to the winter rains.

Sunrise over Lindsay Rocks in Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. Mount Kaputar rises to over 1500m asl, 1000m above the surrounding plains of the north-west slopes. Home to some interesting species, including a Rock Skink (Egernia sp), a pink slug and a Brood Frog (Pseudophryne sp) which may be endemic to the area, subject to further taxonomic work.

The Endangered Fleays Barred Frog (Mixophyes fleayi) from Main Range National Park, South-east Queensland.

A little Whistling Tree Frog (Litoria verreauxii) from my parents property on the Dorrigo Plateau, NSW. These small frogs can be heard most nights and often breed in the cattle troughs amd small stock dams. They are one species of frog which has adapted well to farming in the area.
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Over the Christmas break i managed to duck into the southern Richmond Ranges to look for the rarest gecko in New South Wales. Kate s Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius kateae) is found on the sandstone escarpments between Casino and Grafton.
It was a bit of a battle to find one, i decided not to take advice from anyone and just do some research on aerial imagery and museum records. It took six attempts to get into the sandstone due to the 4m high walls of lantana. However it was very rewarding once i found one.
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Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park. Such an amazing place, it was awesome to paddle through the gorge with a storm passing over. Fortunately not too wild, but plenty of rain.
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A little Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) from the Darling Downs, Qld. These snakes are very defensive when harassed or cornered and will "S" up to look larger. However, If left alone they will happily go on their way.
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