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June 1st is World Reef Day! Here are some vintage travel posters with artwork featuring underwater scenes of the Great Barrier Reef.
Fauna: Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) (Reminder: not really a bear! It’s a marsupial.)Flora: Western Wooden Pear (Xylomelum occidentale) (Also not a true pear.) While Marianne North is primarily known as a pioneering botanical artist of the nineteenth century, many of her paintings include native fauna as well. Her life’s work of…
Rock art in northern Australia depicts marsupial lions, giant kangaroos and other megafauna that populated the Land Down Under long ago. Read: Cave paintings reveal what extinct animals may have looked like