Ron Hanko's photos with the queensland

Australian White Ibis

Australian White Ibis
The first time we saw one of these birds we were impressed. After seeing them everywhere we were less impressed. Words used to describe them are "pests" and "nuisances" and apparently they are like a large version of the starling here, though unlike our…
Added on October 29, 2016

Golden Guinea Tree Flower

Golden Guinea Tree Flower
This is a flower of the Golden Guinea or Red Beech tree photographed along the beach at Cape Tribulation. We had taken refuge from a sudden shower under the trees and found these wonderful flowers.
Added on October 26, 2016

Cannonball Mangrove Fruit

Cannonball Mangrove Fruit
Cannonball Mangroves are found along the coast of Australia from Queensland to Western Australia and are named for the fact that they "explode" when ripe, scattering their seeds to catch the tides. The fruits grow up to 20 cm in diameter. This was photo…
Added on October 25, 2016

Mangrove Swamp

Mangrove Swamp
This mangrove swmap lies on the coast south of Cape Tribulation and was one of the areas we visited and explored while at the cape. There is a boardwalk through the rainforest and along Oliver Creek that is worth the time and is known as the Marrdja Bota…
Added on October 24, 2016

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
The cold rainy weather we've had has made me nostalgic for tropical Australia. This was the beach at Cape Tribulation and it was winter there when the photo was taken! Wish I was back.
Added on October 23, 2016

Coral

Coral
A piece of beached coral at Cape Tribulation, this was found as we wandered the beach between rain showers.
Added on October  8, 2016

Mount Tibrogargan at Sunset

Mount Tibrogargan at Sunset
Mount Tibrogargan is one of the Glasshouse Mountains and one of the tallest at 364 meters. This photo was taken from the Bruce Highway as we went past in the evening headed home after a day of hiking and exploring. We did not climb Tibrogargan, but did…
Added on October  2, 2016

Kondalilla Falls

Kondalilla Falls
These falls drop 80 meters into a narrow valley and were hard to photograph. We hiked to the falls on the same day we visited the Glasshouse Mountains north of Brisbane.
Added on October  1, 2016

Skink

Skink
This Skink was photographed on Mount Ngunngun, one of the Glasshouse Mountains. I believe it is a Wall Skink, but am not certain of the ID. If anyone knows better, please let me know.
Added on September 29, 2016

Coastal Hibiscus

Coastal Hibiscus
We saw these trees along the Daintree River and again up at Cape Tribulation. They are one of Australia's native Hibiscus. The flowers have a purple center that is not very visible because they do not open widely and tend to hang like bells.
Added on September 28, 2016