Tag: australia

Dec 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

WHITEHAVEN BEACH, AUSTRALIA Photograph via Wicker Paradise on Flickr Whitehaven Beach is a beautiful 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island in Queensland, Australia. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. World renowned for its white sand beach,…

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Nov 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sydney Through a Wine Glass

Picture of the Day: Sydney Through a Wine Glass

SYDNEY THROUGH A WINE GLASS Photograph by DANIEL ROBERTS (New Dan on Flickr) In this creative capture by Daniel Roberts, we see part of the iconic Sydney skyline reflected in a Kirribilli wine glass. Along with the famous Sydney Opera House you can also see the RMS Queen Mary 2. The optic…

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Nov 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: This Fish’s Face is Priceless

Picture of the Day: This Fish’s Face is Priceless

THIS FISH’S FACE IS PRICELESS Photograph via Sick_Nerd_Baller on reddit Reddit user Sick_Nerd_Baller submitted this hilarious photo last Friday to reddit where it promptly reached the front page and has been viewed 1.44 million times on Imgur since. He says his friend caught the priceless photo while diving in Australia. The star…

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Nov 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: Coral Garden at Low Tide

Picture of the Day: Coral Garden at Low Tide

CORAL GARDEN AT LOW TIDE Photograph by Virupa on reddit In this remarkable scene, we see an exposed coral garden at low tide. The photo was taken by biologist and redditor Virupa, who took the shot in front of Lizard Island at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The island straight ahead in the…

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Oct 16, 2013

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

1920s Fashion Through the Lens of Police Mugshots

Between 1910 and 1930, a series of 2500 ‘special photographs’ were taken by the New South Wales Police Department. As curator Peter Doyle of the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney explains: These ‘special photographs’ were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station in Sydney and are of men and women…

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Jul 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Urban Raptor

Picture of the Day: Urban Raptor

URBAN RAPTOR Photograph by Jes (mugley on Flickr) In this awesome photo by Jes (mugley on Flickr) we see a Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) perched on a railing in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Kestrel or Nankeen Kestrel is one of the smallest falcons, and unlike many, does not rely on speed to…

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Jun 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

The Three Sisters of New South Wales Photograph by JJ Harrison | Follow on Facebook The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains’ best known sites, towering above the…

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Jun 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

AUSTRALIAN SUNSET FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA The sun is about to set in this scene showing parts of southwestern Australia, which was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station on April 1, 2013. Several of the orbital outpost’s solar array panels are seen in…

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Apr 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Forest on Shipwreck Island

Picture of the Day: Forest on Shipwreck Island

FOREST ON SHIPWRECK ISLAND Photograph by Bruce Hood | brucehoodphotography.com In this reflective beauty by Bruce Hood, we see the shipwrecked SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. The photograph was taken from Wentworth point, and what I find truly remarkable are all of the trees growing on the abandoned ship! Nature…

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Apr 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: Vintage Surf Sirens

Picture of the Day: Vintage Surf Sirens

VINTAGE SURF SIRENS Photograph by Ray Leighton (via National Library of Australia) In this vintage photo we see five lovely ladies posing on top of some old-school surfboards. The photograph was taken by Ray Leighton between 1938 and 1946 at Manly beach in New South Wales, Australia. The photograph was uploaded to…

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