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Monday Macro- Trilobite - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 15, 2010

Trilobites first appeared in the geological column in the Cambrian era  (543 to 490 mya). They were an enormously successful group of animals, with some 5000 genera and over 30,000 described species. Many of the trilobites became extinct during the great late Devonian extinction (c 360 mya) . The last of the trilobites became extinct in the even greater Permian-Triassic … Read More

You can’t have too much of a good thing - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 10, 2010

…when they’re crocodiles. Most of these photos were taken at the Mary River up in the Northern Territory. This stretch of water has one of the highest densities of estuarine crocodiles in the world. All of this speaks to the remarkable conservation success with crocodiles. It also says something about the remarkable resilience of these animals as well. They’re survived … Read More

Friday Bird Photo: Poaka - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 05, 2010

The poaka or pied stilt is common around many of our coasts. It perversely, contributed to the decline in our native black stilt by inter-breeding and hybridising with it. It has the one thing photographers- especially in the digital age- dislike. That is both black and white feathers. This generates a challenge to expose correctly, more so than if you … Read More

Today’s crocodile photo - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 29, 2010

Sometimes it’s good to remember that some endangered species have made a very good recovery. The Estuarine crocodile- sometimes called the saltie in Australia- has sustained large increases in population in Papua New Guinea and Australia since the 1980s.  This species is the largest of all the crocodilian species still extant. Clicking the image will bring up a … Read More