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Biology graduate -photographer - lover of animals - Tour Guide @ Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island, Australia - Canon - mitchellben@hotmail.com

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New discoveries everyday
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New discoveries everyday

Named after the island that was named after the kangaroo.. I present the kangaroo island kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus)
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Named after the island that was named after the kangaroo.. I present the kangaroo island kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus)

Australia
Dam I love this bird 🦅
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Dam I love this bird 🦅

Kangaroo Island
You know you’ve had a good day when you find one of these guys
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You know you’ve had a good day when you find one of these guys

Falco berigora - haven’t been too happy with my photos of late. But I’ve had to adjust to a completely new camera, lens and editing system! Need to just keep shooting I suppose and get back into it. The more you do it the more it becomes second nature to you. 2018 will be the year to get better!!
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Falco berigora - haven’t been too happy with my photos of late. But I’ve had to adjust to a completely new camera, lens and editing system! Need to just keep shooting I suppose and get back into it. The more you do it the more it becomes second nature to you. 2018 will be the year to get better!!

After a 17.5 month pregnancy, this is what a baby Australian sea lion looks like. Did you know all sea lions are seals but not all seals are sea lions 🦁
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After a 17.5 month pregnancy, this is what a baby Australian sea lion looks like. Did you know all sea lions are seals but not all seals are sea lions 🦁

Seal Bay Conservation Park
Ever since I was a young kid I’ve been a water baby. My dad use to teach me to swim when I was little. We’d jump in the pool together and I’d grab onto his neck, then we’d take a deep breathe in and dive down and I would pretend I was riding a great whale and it was taking me to bottom of the ocean. Swimming with these guys reminds me of those times as a kid. Thanks to Andrew @kimarineadventures for another great trip! And thanks to my great mate @mikepaxtonmusic for the sound scape!
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Ever since I was a young kid I’ve been a water baby. My dad use to teach me to swim when I was little. We’d jump in the pool together and I’d grab onto his neck, then we’d take a deep breathe in and dive down and I would pretend I was riding a great whale and it was taking me to bottom of the ocean. Swimming with these guys reminds me of those times as a kid. Thanks to Andrew @kimarineadventures for another great trip! And thanks to my great mate @mikepaxtonmusic for the sound scape!

Kangaroo Island
Australia has just over 800 species of birds and on kangaroo island you can find over 260 species. That’s almost a third of all birds found on the mainland! They range from our big wedge tail eagles, to the little penguin, to the endangered glossy black cockatoo. Here is a purple gaped honeyeater. Love learning the new names and calls of different species everyday
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Australia has just over 800 species of birds and on kangaroo island you can find over 260 species. That’s almost a third of all birds found on the mainland! They range from our big wedge tail eagles, to the little penguin, to the endangered glossy black cockatoo. Here is a purple gaped honeyeater. Love learning the new names and calls of different species everyday

“The crap thing about depression is that it kind of sneaks up on you. You think you’re finally on top of it and then this little black cloud slowly emerges from the shadows. I can clearly remember driving when I was younger and very depressed and driving off the side of the road to see how close I could get to crashing. I think it was just the pang of fear that got me back to reality. I didn’t want to die, I just didn’t want to exist”..............Photo taken last year as part of my project on mental health, body image and the human soul. Hoping to start it up again soon and do more work like this soon. Good way to start the conversation on these issues. Anyone interested in sharing there story DM me #mentalhealth #ruok #depression
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“The crap thing about depression is that it kind of sneaks up on you. You think you’re finally on top of it and then this little black cloud slowly emerges from the shadows. I can clearly remember driving when I was younger and very depressed and driving off the side of the road to see how close I could get to crashing. I think it was just the pang of fear that got me back to reality. I didn’t want to die, I just didn’t want to exist”..............Photo taken last year as part of my project on mental health, body image and the human soul. Hoping to start it up again soon and do more work like this soon. Good way to start the conversation on these issues. Anyone interested in sharing there story DM me #mentalhealth #ruok #depression

Chasing rainbows in the southern ocean today # #seeaustralia
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Chasing rainbows in the southern ocean today # #seeaustralia

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Today is a tiny koala keeping out of the hot sun ️ #kangarooisland #seeaustralia
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Today is a tiny koala keeping out of the hot sun ️ #kangarooisland #seeaustralia

Merry Christmas y’all - sending love from #kangarooisland
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Merry Christmas y’all - sending love from #kangarooisland

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place
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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place

Vivonne Bay
Nankeen kestrel - like a little falcon but instead of using speed to hunt they can hover in the air like a drone and spot UV trails left by their prey. These guys are one of the most common birds in Oz and lucky for me I live near a nest which has 3 fledglings. These guys are waiting for Dad to come home with more food
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Nankeen kestrel - like a little falcon but instead of using speed to hunt they can hover in the air like a drone and spot UV trails left by their prey. These guys are one of the most common birds in Oz and lucky for me I live near a nest which has 3 fledglings. These guys are waiting for Dad to come home with more food

Amongst the yacca trees
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Amongst the yacca trees

Love people, use things. Because the opposite never works
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Love people, use things. Because the opposite never works

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - Kangaroo Island
Spring has definitely been my favourite time on the island so far! The land is green, the sun is out, flowers have sprung and joeys are venturing out
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Spring has definitely been my favourite time on the island so far! The land is green, the sun is out, flowers have sprung and joeys are venturing out

I'm not sure how long I stared at this koala before I realised that wasn't another foot. #kangarooisland #koala #seeaustralia #seesouthaustralia
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I'm not sure how long I stared at this koala before I realised that wasn't another foot. #kangarooisland #koala #seeaustralia #seesouthaustralia

Inshore bottlenose dolphins having some fun outside the @southernoceanlodge
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Inshore bottlenose dolphins having some fun outside the @southernoceanlodge

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