A weekend at Kakadu!

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  1. PythonOwner25

    PythonOwner25 Active Member

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    Hey all, flew up to Darwin then headed to Kakadu National Park for the weekend (25th - 29th April). Here is just some of what we found, hope you enjoy the photos :).

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    Fresh Water Crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Arnhem Land Watercourse Dtella (Gehyra pamela) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Juvenile Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr


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    Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Golden Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis puctulatus) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Keelback eating a Dahl's Aquatic Frog by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Greater Black Whip Snake (Demansia papuensis) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Northern Small-eyed Snake (Cryptophis pallidiceps) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Orange-naped Snake (Furina ornata) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

    Unfortunately many of the Elapids we saw were Roadkill. Especially the exciting ones :x Two Northern Brown Snakes Pseudonaja nuchalis, a Northern death Adder, Pygmy mulga snake, And worst of all, a Top end King Brown, and possibly the rarest snake in the Top End, a very unfortunate Coastal Taipan :evil: Really sucks to see how careless people are on the roads when it comes to slowing down for a snake. Anyway...I'll continue with non-dead stuff...

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    Water Python (Liasis fuscus) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Darwin Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Darwin Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Roth's Tree Frog (Litoria rothi) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Saxicoline Tree frog (Litoria coplandi) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr

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    Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) by Matt Clancy Wildlife Photography, on Flickr
     
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    Great pics! Looks like a few days well spent!
     
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    Fantastic photos!
     
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    nice shots
    some real nice places at kakadu did you get any photos of the of the water falls
     
  5. PythonOwner25

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    I didnt take many landscape photos this time, have taken waterfall shots up there a few years ago. Stunning place.
     
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    Nice work Matt, shame about the elapids.
     
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    Great stuff. Shame about the road kill but it's actually better than just after the cane toads came through, there was just nothing!

    Were you in the north or south part of Kakadu?
     
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    Amazing pics. Well done! Awsome place to go!!!!!!
     
  9. PythonOwner25

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    Around the Northern area SteveNT
     
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    Fantastic :) !!!
     
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    Im driving up to darwin in november, planning to spend a few says in Kakadu. Its amazing the wildlife they have up their, im aways getting photos of different species my family see in their neightbourhood. Normally frillnecks and monitors.


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    hope you're driving a 4X4 as the road may be very dangerous or impassible.
     
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    Amazing photos! Would love to go up there to herp one day.
     
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    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Your paupuensis looks more like a vestigiata
     
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    Yep. Got a lifted 4x4, big muddies, snorkel and diff locks. Coming into the build up im hoping for some water crossings :)


    Rick
     
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    You think so Gus? I was probably 60% paupuensis.. I can post a few more photos if you like.
     
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    If you get a chance check out the southern end of the Park for a few days. In the east is more escarpment but west there is a completely different geology. Not as spectacular (so largely ignored) but really rich in life.
     
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    Wow, mat those are some awesome shots absolutly fantastic, im lost for words. Cant pick a favourite because they are all so good. Did u end up seeing any monitors and surely you would of seen some crocs.
     
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