With strong coastal winds, huge sand dunes move through the landscape unstoppable and covering every thing in their path.
Interesting patterns on the dunes formed by the wind.
One of the many beautiful reptiles found living in vegetated areas between the dunes, a Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus spinigerus). This female which was trapped near Jurien Bay has a bulging little belly and is pregnant with eggs.
What a beautiful face she has and those lovely eyes. She is the yellow-eyed form of spinigerus.
A well camourflaged Bearded Dragon (Pogona minor) digging a burrow, one of the more common dragons trapped in coastal systems.
A nice prize, a lovely Side-barred Delma (Delma grayii) caught during a coastal survey. Only half a metre long and totally harmless as it's really a legless lizard, you can see the lizard like face.
One of my personal favourites, a Heath Dragon (Rankinia adelaidensis). I love these little guys and always look forward to catching them in a coastal fauna survey. They are beautiful little animals that grow to only 12 cm and are often quite tame.
An interesting fisherman's camp that we came across during a survey near Jurien Bay. It's made from an old army bunker and scrap tin and has a great outdoor fireplace too. A good place to look for reptiles!