Goanna on a Rock

After the sunrise shoot, I headed further into Esk Shire to see what else was about (the answer is "not much").

So further west to Ravensbourne National Park hoping to was in the Esk Shire (it wasn't), and so having left Esk Shire, I ended up in Crows Nest. There was a sign to Crows Nest National Park and supposedly waterfalls, so off I went.

This Goanna (who let me get quite close) was hanging around near the Cascades (which were empty - no rain out here for a while methinks).

View all photos taken: Thursday, 25th October 2007, This photo: 8:01am

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  • .steve.t said:
    Geez, we had a lot of rain last night. I was out and the umbrella was pretty useless!

    That goanna looks big.
  • David de Groot said:
    We had 12mm in the rain gauge this morning Steve, although it sounded like more on the roof. I was very glad it rained as I have done some plumbing changes recently and wanted to see how well they stood up.

    The goanna was about 5ft (1.5m) long I think, and I got to within 2m of him to take this shot. I might have gotten closer, but the terrain was making that difficult.
  • AustralisWilds said:
    You should really head back there, I went there just days ago and with all the rain the waterfalls are flowing really well. But besides that, if you're on the look out for long enough of just keep wary you can see the Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies around the Kauyoo pools. If you don't spot one there, though, then the waterhole is probably a definite. When we did that walk about two days ago and in the rocks around the waterhole there's at least one rock wallaby, which had a joey mind you, which'll come (like it did with us) pretty darn close if you've got food. You can't feed it, but I think they think you will. He came within a metre of us, and, of course, was an awesome photo op.
    Definitely a place to check out if you didn't see much last time.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/49276292@N02] Thanks for the heads up :)