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Ballestas Islands, Peru
Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands, Peru

Posted In: Peru | Wildlife
The islands have been called the “poor man’s Galapagos”.  The Galapagos islands are on my bucket list and have been from when I first started my bucket list.  I love photographing wildlife so when I found out about the Ballestas Islands, it was a definite on our list for our trip to Peru. Getting There The Ballestas Islands are a small group of islands (some are rocky outcrops) located off the coast of Peru.  The islands are accessed from Paracas, a small resort town near Pisco.  Paracas is just over 290 km s[...]
Butterflies in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon

Butterflies in the Peruvian Amazon

Posted In: Peru | Wildlife
After flying from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado we took a boat ride to the Madre de Dios area where we arrived at Cayman Lodge which was our home for two nights. On the following day, we took an eight hour hike through the jungle around the lodge including taking canoes out onto two lakes.  We were able to see amazing wildlife including monkey’s, birds and an anaconda. We were also greeted by some of the most beautiful butterflies I have ever seen.  Some of the butterflies came to say hello and landed on us while o[...]
Wombats - A Photo Gallery
Australia

Wombats – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Australia | Wildlife
Wombats are the largest burrowing mammal.  They can be found across Tasmania, eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.  The photos of these wombats were taken in the wild at Cradle Mountain and on Maria Island in Tasmania. They have become an iconic Australian native animal because of their cuddly appearance and cute waddle.  Their short legs, large paws and long, strong claws allows them the dig burrows that can be as long as 20 metres.  As they are marsupials, females have a pouch that is backwa[...]