On safari-- wildlife and nature photos

The Bottom End
Stormy weather, Cape Spencer & Althorpe Island

West Cape
West Cape
Across Gulf St Vincent from Adelaide is Yorke Peninsula, on whose south-western point is Innes National Park-- more than 9,000 hectares of almost unspoiled coastal vegetation bounded by spectacular cliffs and beaches and the home of much-valued wildlife. The foot of this peninsula is often called "the bottom end"
Purple-gaped honeyeater
Purple-gaped honeyeaters

In the early days, it was also known as the shipwreck coast
Ethel wreck
Wreck of the Ethel (1904)
Ethel wreck
Wreck of the Ethel (1904)
Ethel wreck exposed
Wreck exposed by storm surf
Cape Spencer light
Cape Spencer light

West Cape light
West Cape light
West Cape
West Cape
West Cape dunes
West Cape dunes
Rough weather
West from Cape Spencer
Lighthouses are a feature of the coast and offshore islands

Surfing and fishing are popular in the park, but many people go there just to enjoy the scenery and wildlife

Watchful roos
Western grey kangaroos Click to enlarge

Browns beach
Browns beach
Pondalowie dunes
Pondalowie dunes
Unspoiled bush
Unspoiled bush
Rhino Head
Rhino Head dawn

Innes is home to well over 100 bird species, including such threatened ones as the Western whipbird and Malleefowl

Spotted pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
Purple-gaped honeyeater
Purple-gaped honeyeater
Southern scrub robin
Southern scrub robin
Emu
Emu
Emu family
Male emu and chicks

Malleefowl
Malleefowl
White-browed scrubwren
White-browed scrubwren
Grey currawong
Grey currawong
Australian raven
Australian raven
Silvereye
Silvereye

Singing honeyeater
Singing honeyeater
Nankeen kestrel
Nankeen kestrel
White-browed babbler
White-browed babbler

The foot of Yorke Peninsula is sculpted by wind and wave, so it was inevitable that part of its landscape would be used to harness wind-power. Wattle Point windfarm, on the east coast, was the largest in Australia when its 55 turbines started up in 2005

Wattle Point windfarm
Wattle Point windfarm
Old and new
The old & the new

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Where the photos were taken Click the link to locate Innes National Park


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