This cascading shower nestled in an Australian rainforest plunges its way through thick jungle vines, over a rock ledge, and into a small, dark pool.
On a beach in eastern Australia, where the rainforest meets the sea, the Sand Bubbler Crab is busy making art! Actually the crab is feeding and the art is a byproduct. At low tide, the small crab comes out of its burrow and scoops up mouthfuls of sand from which it sifts its sustenance. It works quickly a short distance from the burrow spitting out the sifted sand, seemingly unaware that it is making art. Thanks to Jessica at Nature in Focus for identifying this crab and providing so many beautiful photos and educational posts. As for the art, what do you see?
When the city lights come on a night, one can forget about everything but the sparkle.
Harbor and Opera House, Sydney, Australia
City Skyline, Brisbane, Australia
Rather than scurrying around in the eastern Australian rainforest it calls home, this lizard spends most of its day perched on a tree trunk.
These three charmers are taking a break from their morning activities in the eastern rainforest area of Australia.
Eastern Yellow Robin
Boulders of many sizes have tumbled down over time into this river gorge in eastern Australia. Carving its way from the mountaintops to the lowland rainforest, the river slows and widens in places into mossy pools among the ferns.
Light and water find their path through the rock and descend together behind a natural bridge in eastern Australia.
Delicate but persistent, the tumbling streams wind their way down to the forest floor.
This trio of rock formations in the Blue Mountains of Australia is the subject of local lore and aboriginal legend, which are not always in agreement. I look at the way they stand together in front of their misty blue backdrop as something of lasting beauty and significance.