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Morning in the mangroves

Morning in the mangroves

Broome’s Dampier Creek It’s early morning in the mangroves lining Dampier Creek on the fringe of Broome’s Chinatown, and air is alive with birdsong.  A small female Broad-billed flycatcher alights briefly on mangrove pneumataphores, the spiky...
Spring Tide Sandbank Walk

Spring Tide Sandbank Walk

On a humid February evening, we took the boat out to a sandbank in the middle of Roebuck Bay to photograph the tropical marine life that is only exposed on this vast expanse of fine, silty sand on a very low spring tide.  Brightly coloured sponges, Comb stars, Brittle...
Ghost crab

Ghost crab

A feisty Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Horn-eyed Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) adopts a defensive position on Broome’s Cable Beach.  Ghost crabs are named for their pale carapace, and this particular species for the protrusions from its eye stalks.   Ocypode...
Tiny wet season moth

Tiny wet season moth

This tiny moth, only 1cm long, appeared after a period of heavy rain in Broome in late January 2014.   Moths belong to the order ‘Lepidoptera’ which means scaly wing, and are generally less colourful than butterflies, with no hooks at the end of the...

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