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Dr Yunupiŋu’s music is steeped in the culture of his people, the Yolŋu of northeast Arnhem Land.
Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia's 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two 'winged' seeds.
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This species of tube-nosed bat resembles a certain Jedi master, quickly making it an internet sensation.
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Rock climbing legend Paul Pritchard is touring Australia talking about his incredible journey in a series of speaking events called 'Beyond Doing It Scared'.
A week without wi-fi and telly might sound like a challenge for some families, but with so much to see and do, Lord Howe Island makes it easy.
Gene drives aim to deliberately spread bad genes when invasive species such as mice reproduce.
The giant panda snail— Australia's biggest snail, dates back all the way to the Gondwana age but don't be confused by the 'panda' in its name.
An encounter with a kangaroo left dying on a roadside on Kangaroo Island spurred photographer Doug Gimesy into action. Now this winner of the 2016 AG Nature Photographer of the Year ‘Our Impact’ category is using his images to raise awareness of the problem.
Read the full feature and see more of Doug's striking imagery in the May-June 2017 issue of Australian Geographic (AG#138).
Quolls aren't such a well-known Aussie animal, but their plight is not looking good, especially for the tiger quoll.
A rare fully red mouse spider has been found in north-western Sydney, after a huge infestation
Australia is home to some of the most dangerous animals in the world. But the deadliest will surprise you.
The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.
This gorgeous little bilby joey is in need of a name and you can help Taronga Zoo find the right one
Our readers reached great heights to bring you this stunning collection of fine feathered photography.
These beautiful seahorses, no bigger than a 20-cent coin, eluded scientists for several centuries.