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The low-down on common bluebottles
Australia's best meteorite craters
Australia is home to many bizarre creatures, but they're no less lovable than our iconic kangas and cuddly koalas. Here are our favourites.
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.
The Interpretive competition asked photographers to experiment graphically with their images. Animals, light and landscapes all provided the inspiration for these photographers to create exciting new images.
These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide (18 August to 3 October) and the Australian Museum in Sydney (19 August to 9 October).
Get up close and personal with some of the ocean's amazing animals
Australian spiders have a fearsome reputation, but our bees typically pose more of a threat. Here are the worst.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year competition.
Summer is beach time, but crowds who flock to the coast should beware of the endangered hooded plover.
Love them or hate them, Australia is crawling (well, slithering) with snakes of all kinds – and they're as fascinating as they are fearsome.
A playground for rare great white shark pups offers a chance for scientists to observe this elusive Australian icon.
AG wildlife photographer Gerry Pearce captured this dramatic photo series in Garigal National Park near Sydney.