Monday, 19 October 2015

Looking for something - and not finding it!

When we were down at the Otways, I spent an afternoon at Lake Elizabeth looking for platypus.  It was the wrong time of day really - dawn and dusk are better - and the sky was not overcast enough to lure them out for an afternoon swim - but, if you don't go and try you can be sure you will fail.  Which I did anyway!

I took a few pictures anyway - and at the end of the post I have included the only picture of a platypus I have ever managed to get.  It was taken at Lake Elizabeth a couple of years ago.  I can feel a weekend stake-out being planned for late autumn.





That small floating log thing in the middle of the picture really is a platypus - better luck next time for me I hope!

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

16 comments:

  1. Hari Om
    Nice place to 'wait and see' anyway!!! Having done the platypus hunt myself, I understand the patience required! YAM xx

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  2. lol, I saw them in two locations last year when I visited Queensland :)

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  3. maybe you need a set of goggles and fins

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  4. Looks like a lovely place to hang out and explore! Good luck with the platypus hunt! Have a happy new week!

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  5. I am a huge platypus fan, every time we went to Ozz I brought back some platypus object, they are all over the house :-) The only live one I have ever seen was at a zoo/aquarium. Diane

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  6. Looks like a floating stick to me and I would have just passed it on by.

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  7. The first photo is beautiful. Better luck on the hunt next time!
    And speaking of luck, a solar car race team from a high school near where I live is in Australia for the race from Darwin to Adelaide. Their car is the Sun Dancer from Houston, Mississippi, USA. Wish them luck!
    Have a great week!
    Lea

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  8. Great Fall capture for the day, Stewart!! I do hope you get a good shot of the Platypus soon!! From what I've heard from others, the Platypus is not an easy capture!! Sneaky fellows they are!! Hope you have a great week!!

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  9. I didn't realize they were so illusive..good luck on your hunt! Interesting area to take pictures anyway..Have a great week..

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  10. maar niet geschoten is zeker mis, het is wel een heel mooi gebied om enige tijd door te brengen.

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  11. I have seen nature shows on the platypus. Shy creatures! Lovely photos though.

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  12. Lovely nature shots so you used your time well ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  13. you will find one when you're not looking for it. pretty images.

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  14. At least you had one in your archives -- and at least you have a chance of seeing one again. How wonderful. I can only imagine! That beastie seems as much a figment of imagination to me as, say, a dragon or a unicorn. (I know better, but it honestly doesn't sound real~) (Felicia's probably right in the comment above, you might be more likely to see it when you're actually not looking!)

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  15. You got some lovely photos anyway. Better luck next time!

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  16. Great shots! Getting a platypus in the frame would be so difficult! Hope you have better luck next time.

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