There’s nothing unusual here, just a really big lizard going for a stroll up your wall. But in all honesty, why does everything in Australia look so big and menacing? Is that really a lizard on the wall and not a dragon of sorts? It’s almost like the entire continent just isn’t meant for humans. Well, at least not meant for those who’d be scared out of their wits at the very sight of a lizard this big.
For one, you have to have nerves of steel to just stand at a distance and click pictures of it like this. Anybody else would’ve run for their lives. Not Aussies, apparently. This person probably had an interesting story about why they didn’t go in to work that day.
Camping in Australia
There is no place in the world like Australia. It’s home to incredible natural sights like the Great Barrier Reef and not to mention kangaroos! With more than 2.5 million miles of outback and 10,000 beaches, planning an itinerary may seem like a daunting task, especially when you find parrots like these while camping.
We’ve heard of ants having a go at picnic baskets, but parrots gatecrashing your camp is a new, frankly delightful phenomenon. But are they here for the food or to listen in and add to your conversations? Nobody knows but it would be incredible to simply go along with this experience and find out.
The landscapes may change, but Australia's dedication to natural wonders never seems to cease. Take this koala, who knows his way around a camera and looks pretty confident filming, too! This koala is probably sick of humans telling its story. There’s more to koalas than just being cute and cuddly, alright? They excel at a great many things, and this one is determined to prove it.
Show us a filmmaker with this much focus and dedication despite being smaller than the camera itself. Even if he looks super cute holding the camera, we can't help but wonder if he has the right koala qualifications for this job. But that’s just presumptuous of us. He probably does.
William Dampier’s Log on Australia is essentially a bleak rendering of the Woody Guthrie song we know and love. This land is your land, and you can keep it for all I care. This land was made for you, definitely not for me. The English explorer and naturalist didn't have very nice things to say about Australia, and in this strongly worded note, he summarized his thoughts on the continent before sailing away in relief.
But we're not in 100% agreement with him. After all, the things he lists about Australia are actually what makes it so unique. What would the world be without the rare gem that is Australia and its quirks?
Australia is infamous for its next-level nature, from its colossal boulder formations to those long stretches of colorful coral at the Great Barrier Reef. But still, this Lake stands out among the rest—after all, a giant bubblegum-pink lake in the middle of a forest is hard to miss. But what's really weird is that nobody could initially figure out why the lake had such a striking color. What’s the secret behind this Barbiecore hue?
Years of research later, scientists discovered that the phenomenon is caused by the presence of a special type of salt-loving algae. The algae produce a bright red-orange pigment when salinity levels of the lake are high. Depending on which time of the year one visits, the lake will look purple, bright pink, rosy pink, or even orange.