Wednesday 9 September 2015

Tasmanian Wilderness

I like animals that can only be found in one place of the world. One of them is the Tasmanian devil, that might look a little creepy, but I like it! The animal that inspired Taz can be found on the other side of the world, in the wilderness of Tasmania, Australia.
These three postcards were sent by Peter.

St. Columba Falls

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is a World Heritage Site in TasmaniaAustralia.
The area is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia, covering 15,800 km², or almost 20% of Tasmania after extensions in 1989 and 2013. It constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, and includes the South West Wilderness. - in: wikipedia

Cradle Mountain

The Cradle Mountain is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
At 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) above sea level, it is the fifth highest mountain in Tasmania, and is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania, owing to its natural beauty. The Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area. - in: wikipedia

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. - in: wikipedia

No comments:

Post a Comment