These two birds of prey were seen in north-eastern South Australia while this region of the desert was in flood. It's usually the driest part of the driest country, but at this time there was water everywhere. That brings in the birds, and it is the most amazing sight. In this photo, you can see a falcon and Australia's largest bird of prey, the wedged tail eagle soaring through the sky together. I love the way they just seem to glide through the sky, which is because they actually ride the air currents.
Of course, not all the animals we see are native animals. This stockman was mustering cattle near Marree, a tiny outback town at the intersection of two major outback routes, the Oodnadatta Tack and the Birdsville Track. Near where this photo was taken is Anna Creek Station; a station is an Australian word for a very large farm in the Australian outback. Anna Creek Station is so large that it is actually larger than the country of Belgium.
Of course, what would be an Australian animal round up without a photo of a kangaroo, this female with her joey was seen on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia
Not to forget the other national symbol, the world's second largest bird, the flightless emu. We saw a lot of emus with chicks in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. The emu mothers actually disappear after laying the eggs, leaving the father to sit on the eggs and raise the chicks alone.
These photos were all taken by Jarrad, who shares his photos at wandering-photographer. Jarrad has been travelling around Australia in a caravan with his wife and four kids aged 10 and under since 2009. You can also follow their adventures at livinontheroad, Amy wrote this wonderful guest post for us!
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