Weekly Photo Challenge : Symbols of Australia

When you think of Australia what pops into your mind?

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This land down under has unique flora and fauna and I think the kangaroo is one of the symbols that people associate with Australia.

Everyone who comes here thinks the Koala is so cute and cuddly.

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They look so harmless, but beware they have very sharp claws.

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Never smile at a crocodile, they can jump and also run, so keep well away from the water’s edge in the tropical parts of Australia…

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The dingo looks like the family pet, but don’t be tempted to pat him, he has a nasty temper.

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As for the Tasmanian Devil, he is devil in name and devil in nature. Β Its oversize head houses sharp teeth and strong, muscular jaws that can deliver, pound for pound, one of the most powerful bites of any mammal.

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The snake is another of the scary creatures that live in Australia. This one was living in aΒ  tree in my back yard.

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There are also birds and maybe one of the most colourful is the lorikeet. They travel in large flocks and though they look beautiful they have a very loud screechy voice.

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The kookaburra’s raucous laugh is, to me, the symbol and sound of Australia.

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58 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Symbols of Australia

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  2. Loved them all… πŸ™‚ And you see that the Tasmanian Devil was well named πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. beautiful gallery of Aussie symbols! the koalas are so cuddly πŸ™‚

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  4. A great post of iconic Australian wildlife!

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  5. Fantastic gallery of Aussie symbols, Pauline. i remember that our daughter had a koala bear soft toy just like the one Jill described. πŸ™‚

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  6. Giddy, Pauline, For me it would have to be a koala. My parents brought me a toy Koala after they visited my brother in Aussie. I cuddled it so much I wore the fur off its ears! Fortunately, its claws were a kind of soft plastic. Some of those other creatures in your post look a bit on the scary side.

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  7. We certainly have some beauties here! Lovely Aussie post, Pauline πŸ˜€

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  8. This is a great collection of symbols – I particularly like the kangaroo and koalas. πŸ™‚

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  9. These are such wonderful symbols and all of them wild animals…not beer and barbies!!

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  10. great pictures !!!some of them really cute, others scary but fascinating !!!

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  11. Great photos- thanks for sharing them. Poor little tassie devils are suffering at the moment with their tumours..

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  12. Wonderful photographs. Bravo!

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  13. Beautiful photos. Loved seeing all the symbols of Australia. Hope the snake found a new home.

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  14. These are all great symbols of Australia, Pauline. I love the Koala bears, they do look deceivingly cute and cuddly. I always think of Crocodile Dundee when I see Australian crocodiles. I would sure love to visit there one of these days!

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  15. Like Jude, I couldn’t avoid those Men at Work……. But that aside, great pictures for the theme!

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  16. We started off so cute and cuddly, then took a turn for the worse, Pauline! Glad we ended with that handsome fellow. (no- I don’t mean Jack! Well, not this time, anyway πŸ™‚ )

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  17. All wonderful symbols of your adopted country PP, but as soon as I read the first words, //the land down under// I’m afraid I couldn’t get this song out of my head πŸ˜€

    Earworm warning πŸ™‚

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  18. Love that kookaburra! One of my favourites πŸ™‚
    What a great response to the challenge!

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  19. Yes, since I’ve been blogging its definitely the flora and fauna I think of about Australia!

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  20. What a wonderful collection of symbols for your unique country! Thank you for presenting them – I loved them all, even the snake! The kookaburra is a kingfisher?

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  21. Love your photos, Pauline, particularly those birds ~ thank you!

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    • G’day Del, there are so many colourful birds over here but most of them live in the bush, but the lorikeets are city and bush dwellers so we see lots of them…

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