Take a look at some of our favourite posts from our members in February 2019:
Orca - Naturaliste Charters
Image credit: Michael Haluwana (via Instagram: @aeroture_aus)
Naturaliste Charters get you face-to-face (literally!) with Orcas in the Bremer Canyon region of Western Australia! The season operates from January through to April, so if you're planning a trip Down Under and want to experience this, make sure you visit Western Australia during that time.
Recommended tour: Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition
South Australian Night Sky - Arkaba
Image credit: Luke Tscharke (via Instagram: @tscharke)
Perentie - SEIT Outback Australia
Image credit: Gareth Aver (via Instagram: @garethaver)
Growing up to lengths of 2.5m (over 8ft!), the Perentie is Australia's largest native monitor lizard and the world's fourth largest. They are found across Australia's outback, including around the Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Red Centre region. Guests onboard a SEIT Outback Australia tour captured this photo - look at that tongue!
Recommended tour: SEIT Red Centre Iconics
Australian Sea-lion - Australian Coastal Safaris
Image credit: Australian Coastal Safaris (via Instagram: @goinoffsafaris)
Australian Coastal Safaris captured this amazing photograph of an Australian Sea-lion having some fun in the waters around the Eyre Peninsula region of South Australia! This Sea-lion was clearly a little more energic than those having a snooze on the beach.
Recommended tour: Port Lincoln Wildlife Encounters
Australian Fur-seals - Wildlife Coast Cruises
Image credit: Wildlife Coast Cruises (via Instagram: @wildlifecoastcruises)
Recommended tour: Seal Watching Cruise
Kangaroo Island Kangaroo - Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Image credit: Exceptional Kangaroo Island (via Instagram: @exceptionalkangarooisland)
Recommended tour: Kangaroo Island In Style
Emu - Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
Image credit: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours (via Facebook: @echidnawalkabout)
Emus are found across Australia but are often sighted by tour groups with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours in Victoria. Did you know they can reach speeds of 50kph (31mph)? Better get those photos quickly!
Recommended tour: Great Ocean Road
Boyd's Forest Dragon - FNQ Nature Tours
Image credit: FNQ Nature Tours (via Instagram: @fnq_naturetours)
The Boyd's Forest Dragon is found in the tropics of Far North Queensland. These reptiles really are masters of disguise - James from FNQ Nature Tours says "if you're walking through the rainforest not paying too much attention, you'll walk straight past them." Their ability to remain motionless is amazing!
Recommended tour: Daintree Exclusive
White-bellied Sea-Eagle - The Maria Island Walk
Image credit: The Maria Island Walk (via Instagram: @mariaislandwalk)
In addition to the amazing coastal views around Maria Island, there is plenty of spectacular birdlife to see! Guests taking part in The Maria Island Walk are often treated to sightings of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle, sometimes even managing to get a photo!
Recommended tour: The Maria Island Walk