Two French travelers once came to Australia and fell in love. Rafika and Karim had been traveling all around the world, taking photos of the wild nature and writing a blog, but they were always coming back to the land of kangaroo and other endemic species. Because Australian wild nature fascinates! We decided to take a look at the Instagram page of lebigtrip, which already has 34.8k followers worldwide.
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Some of the latest trips of Rafika and Karim were planned based on wildlife they could see and take a photo of. For example, they went swimming with wild dolphins on Kangaroo Island, getting a unique chance to encounter a pod of about forty friendly dolphins.
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Australian wild animals are really exceptional. We all know about a kangaroo that lives only on the Australian continent, but most of us have no idea about the variety of kangaroo species there. “Kangaroo around Sydney will not necessarily be the same as the one in the Red Center or in the north of the country”, says Rafika, and we shall believe her.
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This little quokka is smiling to the camera, while Karim is taking their selfie. A rare inhabitant of the Rottnest Island is considered to be the “world’s happiest animal”.
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Though, it seems that most of the Australian animals know how to smile. Look at this curious smiling sea lion! Australian sea lions are also very fit guys, since instead of relaxing in the sun whole day (as we usually picture them in our imagination), they spend 60% of their time doing sea diving.
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Did you know that wombats are close relatives of the koalas? This cute guy was really shy for the first few seconds, but after a while he became a courageous explorer of the photographer’s feet. Wombats are marsupial animals, like kangaroos and koalas, they carry their babies in a “purse”.
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And here is koala itself. “So cuute”, “so adorable”, say the comments on this Instagram post. No doubt that many people would love to have a koala pet in their own bamboo forest in their backyard.
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Australian pelicans are little beggars. If they see you cleaning some fish for lunch outside your summer house, they will come closer and ask for the handouts. By the way, pelicans are the biggest flying birds in Australia.
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This little thing is not exactly a kangaroo, it is a wild tammar wallaby. These species can be found in the Southern and Western parts of Australia, though they are considered to be quite rare and protected by the law.
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Meet echidna, a unique mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth to the offspring. There are only two kinds of mammals that lay eggs – platypuses and echidnas – and both can be found on the Australian continent. It is very difficult to spot echidna, but Karim was lucky to see one at Noosa National Park, while Edward the Echidna were dining with an ant.
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