Queensland Trip - Day 9 - Lamington NP

26 April 2012
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I started off at Lamington National Park early in the morning — a little too early. My plan was to do the 14km West Canungra Creek Circuit but as it was a sunny day I had hoped to see dragonflies along the creek. But after descending to the creek I was there too early and the sun hadn't reached the gully yet so I poked around and waited.

I was glad I searched the Yarralahla area better as I stumbled upon a sluggish python, my first wild python. A little while later I also saw my first Flame Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes amabilis. These aren't particularly rare but are found in rainforest along the east coast of Australia where I don't go often. I also photographed another Forest Needle Synlestes selysi, but this time it was in the sun so I tried without flash as that just seemed to overemphasize the blue in their eyes.

In the afternoon, at one of the may creek crossings, I disturbed a typical damselfly. Looking at it a bit closer I realized it wasn't one of the common ones; my research leads me to it being a Springs Flatwing Griseargiolestes fontanus, another new species for me.

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image/jpegbird Yellow Robin Lamington120426-2161.jpg i26-Apr-2012 07:14  40 KB 640×496
image/jpegcascades Canungra Creek Lamington120426-4396.jpg i26-Apr-2012 14:37  57.5 KB 640×480
image/jpegdamselfy Austroargiolestes amabilis ♀ Lamington120426-4286.jpg i26-Apr-2012 12:44  74.3 KB 800×720
image/jpegdamselfy Austroargiolestes amabilis ♀ Lamington120426-4300.jpg i26-Apr-2012 12:49 101 KB 960×720
image/jpegdamselfy Austroargiolestes amabilis ♂ Lamington120426-4244.jpg i26-Apr-2012 11:16  53.7 KB 640×640
image/jpegdamselfy Episynlestes albicauda ♀ Lamington120426-4331.jpg i26-Apr-2012 13:37  47.9 KB 960×720
image/jpegdamselfy Episynlestes albicauda ♂ Lamington120426-4267.jpg i26-Apr-2012 12:02  37.2 KB 848×720
image/jpegdamselfy Episynlestes albicauda ♂ Lamington120426-4270.jpg i26-Apr-2012 12:04  19.7 KB 512×512
image/jpegdamselfy Griseargiolestes fontanus ♀ Lamington120426-4348.jpg i26-Apr-2012 14:02  54.1 KB 800×720
image/jpegdamselfy Griseargiolestes fontanus ♀ Lamington120426-4350.jpg i26-Apr-2012 14:04  42.7 KB 880×544
image/jpegdamselfy Synlestes selysi ♂ Lamington120426-4216.jpg i26-Apr-2012 10:33  55.6 KB 640×1024
image/jpegdamselfy Synlestes selysi ♂ Lamington120426-4324.jpg i26-Apr-2012 13:17  47.1 KB 640×960
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna pulchra ♂ Lamington120426-4261.jpg i26-Apr-2012 11:45  55.8 KB 720×576
image/jpegfungus Lamington120426-4324.jpg i26-Apr-2012 13:24  41.1 KB 640×480
image/jpeglookout tree Lamington120426-4423.jpg i26-Apr-2012 15:52  56.5 KB 720×448
image/jpegpython Lamington120426-4173.jpg i26-Apr-2012 10:10 208 KB 1024×640
image/jpegpython Lamington120426-4200.jpg i26-Apr-2012 10:22 116 KB 768×432
image/jpegwaterfall Elabana Falls Lamington120426-4415.jpg i26-Apr-2012 15:01  95.7 KB 704×480
image/jpegwaterfall Goondaree Falls Lamington120426-4373.jpg i26-Apr-2012 14:10  80.6 KB 704×480

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