17 May Australian Animal Pictures
One of the most incredible things about Australia is without a doubt its animals. From iconic kangaroos to cute koalas, spiky echidnas and colourful birds, meeting these Aussie beasts was one of the highlights of our time down-under – here are some of our best pictures of Australian animals.
Throughout our time in Australia we were always on the look-out for wild animals; while we saw plenty of exotic birds, lizards and eventually wild kangaroos, we encountered the best range of Australian wildlife on our visits to Featherdale in Sydney and the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. At each of these places we got up close to the wildlife, feeding kangaroos, wallabies and wild lorikeets; we also got to see animals we probably wouldn’t catch a glimpse of in the wild, such as the platypus. The keepers at Lone Pine gave some great talks and we learnt loads of facts about Australian animals, including, sadly, how many are finding it harder to survive as humans destroy their habitat.
Our Top Australian Animal Pictures
Here are some of our best images of Australian animals: