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Did You Know There’s an Annual Duck Fashion Show In Australia?

Forget about New York Fashion Week or the Paris runway. In Sydney, Australia, well-dressed ducks steal the scene at the annual “Pied Piper Duck Show”, an event that’s part of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show for more than 30 years. Continue reading »

The BirdLife Australia 2022 Calendar is Here!


January: Papuan pitta. These small, ground-dwelling birds migrate from New Guinea to breed in the humid rainforests of the northern Cape York Peninsula during the wet season (between December and March). Despite their bright plumage, these secretive birds are more easily heard than seen ‒ but can be spotted alone or in pairs, foraging among the leaf litter for prey. Photograph: Laurie Ross Continue reading »

Australian Firefighters Release Their Steaming Hot 2022 Calendar To Help US Charities

Australian firefighters are doing God’s work. And not only on but off duty as well. Continuing their tradition, the gang is releasing a charity calendar for 2022 to help animals in need. Continue reading »

Incredible Winning Images of The Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners by category of our 2021 contest.


“Life Colour”. During the wet season the Gulf of Carpentaria in tropical north Queensland holds a myriad of winding rivers, estuaries, creeks and streams that create one of nature’s intricate vivid landscapes. Lush green mangroves line the mud flats accentuated by the tidal waters and months of rain filling the artesian basin. (Photo by Scott Portelli/Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest) Continue reading »

Winning Images Of The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Lunettes: Landscape By Callie Chee

Here are the winners and finalists of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The South Australian Museum announced the results. Over 2,200 images were submitted from photographers around the country. An image of a leafy seadragon hiding in shallow reefs located in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, was declared the Overall Winner. Continue reading »

In Love To Nature And The Sea, This Artist Upcycles Old Surfboards And Create Art On Them

According to an artist: “My name is Claire Marie. I am a full-time surfboard artist based in Western Australia.

Why is my work different? – I take old surfboards that have had their time out in the ocean and are destined for the landfill, and I create pieces of art from them. The boards are custom hand-painted pieces, and these are up-cycled second-hand surfboards, sealed for display only! Continue reading »

Australia’s Silo Murals Make a Road Trip an Art Odyssey

Silo art has turned the Australian outback into a vast outdoor gallery. Dotted across the country, the gigantic murals give those exploring the land an insight into the people who live there.


Painted on old GrainCorp silos, this mural at Sheep Hills in western Victoria is a tribute to the traditional owners of the area. The Melbourne artist Adnate spent four weeks with the community and wanted to shine a light on the region’s young Indigenous people and show the strong ancestral connection that they share with their elders. (Leigh Henningham/Alamy) Continue reading »

Photographer Derry Moroney Captures Breathtaking Aerial “Tree Of Life” Photos Of A Receding Lake

Derry Moroney is an Australian photographer who recently captured photos of a unique “Tree of Life” phenomenon that appeared on the receding Lake Cakora in Brooms Head, New South Wales, and the photos will take your breath away. Continue reading »

Australian Photography Awards Winners Show the Beauty and Weirdness of The Time that We Live In

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Nicole Reed/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner

Australian Photography Awards (APA) recognizes and celebrates Australian photographers and their work. This year’s winners have just been announced, and it’s a truly wonderful collection of images. They show us the touching, difficult, but also the beautiful side of living in this world at this time. Continue reading »

Australian Firefighters Pose For Their 2021 Charity Calendar To Treat Injured Wildlife From The Recent Fires

The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Since then, it has raised over $3.2 million for various charities, and considering the way 2020 has unfolded so far, we really need it this year too. Continue reading »

Bums for The Bush: The Cheeky Campaign Helping Aussie Farmers

The Camden Farms Student Society, a group of 3rd year DVM students, is tasked with organizing events during their year on the Camden campus, including the annual nude calendar. Continue reading »

Australian Artist Illustrates Her Obsession With Plants

Samantha is an Australian illustrator obsessed with plants. The Melbourne-based graphic designer incorporates greenery into her compositions and reveals that she lives in an urban jungle surrounded by indoor plants, and she is loving it! Being the creator of a project titled Good Weather Club she explains that she likes making her illustrations colorful and vibrant. Continue reading »

A Restaurant In Australia Is Placing Cardboard Cutouts At Its Tables In An Attempt To Make Diners Feel More Comfortable


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Restaurants and cafes in New South Wales are preparing to reopen with social distancing measures in place as the state government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. Continue reading »

Australians Who Leave House Only To Take Out Trash Have Started Dressing In Costumes To Do it

If you are following the rules of the COVID-19 quarantine responsibly, you probably only leave your house when you really have to. Continue reading »

Photographer Matthew Abbott Documents Australia’s Bushfire Crisis In Terrifying Pictures

Terrifying pictures of Australia’s bushfires by Matthew Abbott, a gifted documentary photographer, and photojournalist from Sydney. Australia’s deadly wildfires fueled by record-breaking temperatures, drought, and wind. Matthew documents Australia’s devastating fires. Continue reading »

Hot Australian Firefighters Pose With Animals For The New 2020 Calendars

From its humble beginnings, The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Now in its 27th year, The Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised over $3 million for various charities. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture Lovely Moments Of Australian Children In The Summer

Feeding a baby cangaroo, rabbit trapping, playing with hoop, tyre and wheel, swimming, etc., these beautiful photos from State Library of New South Wales that captured lovely moments of Australian children in the summer from between the 1910s and 1930s. Continue reading »

2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Winners

The winning images from the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year contest have been revealed.

Overall winner. Fin whale’s demise. Fin whale.
The fin whale is sighted regularly in this region; seeing one beached, however, is rare. The whale sits less than 5m from shore and 100m from residential homes, giving whale researchers access to an unusual occurrence for this species. Bronze whalers and great whites feasted over the remains before removal. Photo Credit: Mat Beetson, Western Australia Continue reading »

Pregnant Woman Is Painting Graffiti All Over This Australian Town, Trying To Reach The Father


Frankston Community Noticeboard

The 21st century could easily be dubbed as the age of technology, don’t you agree? We are all attached to our phones 24/7, spending most of our free time scrolling through social media instead of going outside and living some of that sweet life we see Instagramers filling our feed with. Continue reading »

These Stingless Bees Build One Of A Kind Spiraling Hives

While some of us might think otherwise, we don’t know that much about bees. If asked, we would probably describe a bee as a yellow and black pollinator who makes honey and has the ability to painfully sting once they feel threatened. But the truth is, there are around 20,000 species of bees and the common honeybee isn’t the only one. Bees can come in a variety of colors and sizes. Also, only a few of the species make honey. Continue reading »

Artist Turned 3000 Kilograms Of Clothing Destined For Landfill Into An Art Installation

“Blood Mountain” is a sculptural installation featuring a 3-meter high mound of red clothing and apparel. Upon closer inspection t-shirts with feminist slogans like “Girl Power” and “The Future Is Female” can be seen poking through the debris. Fashion items, once hung in pristine department stores, now presented as a giant pile of landfill. Uncannily, this imposing red mass is being exhibited in a former garment factory warehouse, now Grau Projekt, in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading »

“Grave Of Thrones”: Here’s An Epic Graveyard To Mourn ‘Game Of Thrones’ Deaths In Latest Experiential Campaign

To commemorate the highly anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, DDB Sydney and Foxtel have built a 2000 square metre graveyard that pays tribute to the bloodshed and more than a hundred thousand individual deaths over the past seven seasons. Continue reading »

Bizarre House Hangs Perilously Over a Cliff’s Edge in Australia

A five storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape. Entitled the Cliff House, the modular design is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for building modular homes in Australia on extreme parcels of coastal land. Continue reading »

Daredevil Photographer Captures Incredible Pictures Of Sharks In The Middle Of A Wave

Sean Scott is a Gold Coast photographer. For more than twenty years, he takes pictures of the magnificent environment he lives in. Dreamy beaches, marine life, beautiful landscapes or breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, among others. Continue reading »

Street Artist Transforms Abandoned Melbourne Mansion In His Installation Empire

Located in the Dandenong Ranges, a set of low-lying mountains approximately 35 kilometres outside Melbourne, Burnham Beeches is an art deco mansion that dates back to the 1920’s. Although stately and beautiful, the building has sat abandoned for the past 20 years. This year, local artist Rone transformed the house into an interactive and immersive piece of art, and now for a limited time only, members of the public have the chance to step inside to discover the secrets it holds. Continue reading »