Australian Reptile Park


Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator)

I visited the Australian Reptile Park (Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250) with some friends yesterday, and these photos happened.


Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied black snake)


Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil)

The Tasmanian devil was declared an endangered species in 2008 as a result of a massive reduction in numbers (some say 60%) due to devil facial tumour disease. The Australian Reptile Park maintains an “insurance population” of TDs and participates in breeding programs with other wildlife parks and government agencies to prevent the extinction of the species.


Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii (Eastern water dragon)


(probably) Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon)


Geochelone nigra (Galapagos tortoise)


Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback skink)


Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu)


Grus rubicunda (Brolga)

More photos may be found on the Flickr page.

Camera: Pentax K100D Super with Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED zoom lens. Ambient light (late morning to mid-afternoon) only. Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.


One Response to Australian Reptile Park

  1. Fantastic photos of weird, wonderful wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park — You have to see it, a wonderful day out. Check out their website.

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