• Day10

    Alice Springs Desert Park

    April 27, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    Here are some of the examples of the amazing camouflage of some of the desert species.
    The Horny Devil is one of the more amazing reptiles that only eats ants...that’s it as well as drinking through capillaries in its feet.
    The death adder is soooo well camouflaged that you would never see it in the wild.
    Pretty much the same with most of the lizards although they move more quickly and from that perspective are easier to spot.
    The road out to the park was an easy cycle and on the way back we were able to see hawks and other birds of prey combing the ground cover for something to stalk.
    It stands to logic that many species decline when the country is in drought as the water sustains so much of the wildlife and since it hasn’t rained since Nov ‘18 things on the wildlife front are quiet...just waiting for the next big rain to start it all up again.
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