On a recent trip to Cairns in North Queensland, I took a trip up to Kuranda in the hinterland behind Cairns. One of the attractions is the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary where thousands of these beautiful creatures flutter about a huge enclosure for the public’s pleasure.
This Australian Birdwing Butterfly is just one of many species that can be seen. The sanctuary offers education on the life cycle and habitat of butterflies as well as a breeding facility.
Have you been to the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary: what did you think of it. Please feel free to leave a comment below……..
Woke early on Saturday morning to see the eclipse just beginning through the window. I put a triple shot coffee in the thermos and headed out the door. My plan was to try and get the moon from across the river on a dark stretch of road where the lights of town didn’t fade out the stars.
By the time I had set up my tripods the eclipse was almost half done although it was still an amazing site, with Mars shining brightly nearby
As the eclipse progressed the colour became a deeper red as it slipped into the shadow of the Earth
The morning sun began to lighten the sky in the east and the moon began to fade as the trees along the river slowly came into view from the darkness where they had been hiding.
In the dawn light the river seemed at peace. There was barely a ripple on the water and the blue sky promised a glorious winter’s day to come
I packed up and set off for home and a hearty breakfast when, as I came around a corner, I came across a landscape of fog carpeting the fields all the way to Mt Coolum which appeared to struggle to hold its head above the misty air. Behind it the first rays of the sun burned the air with a golden glow.
Did anyone get up to see this once in a blood moon spectacle?.. Did you get some good photos? Please share them for all to see if you did.
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South of Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia, the road divides an endless sea of grassy plains and rolling hills. Big sky’s and endless horizons are a constant feature that draws travellers from all over the world. Leaving the main roads to follow the lesser travelled byways opens up opportunities to see the real country.