Redback Spider by intrepidphotos

Up close with an Australian icon. The Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti), feared by early settlers, was historically responsible for 12 deaths . An antivenom has been available since 1956, and there have been no deaths directly due to redback bites since its introduction. The female spider, as seen in this shot, is much larger then its male counterpart and has the distinctive red stripe on its abdomen. The female ‘digests’ the male during a successful mating process, which seems to be unique to Latrodectus hasselti. Females reach around 1 cm in size while males are 3-4 mm when mature. Shot was taken with a 100mm macro lens. NSW, Australia

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Sydney’s Spectacular Sails at Sunrise by patch

Early morning watching the sunrise behind the Sydney Opera House. Was there for one night only so was lucky to get a good start to the day.

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Whale Flukes by intrepidphotos

Humpback Whale tail fin or flukes in blue water offshore from the coast of Port Stephens. If you look closly you can see the fine bits of spray from the flukes. NSW, Australia.

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Rush at the Cathedral by PatrickMarsonOng

How was your weekend guys? Hope you were able to see or catch something amazing! 😉 This was taken during our last stopover vacation in Australia. Thanks to friends for bringing me here. Weather and swell were near perfect during that time. Timed a couple of wave shots to showcase the beauty of this place. Truly a landscape photog’s playground! Cheers guys!

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