The Beauty of Typical Australian Fauna in 50 Pictures

Down Under, we find a great range of different species. Due to the continent’s long geographic isolation, and tectonic stability, most animals living in Australia are found nowhere else in the world.

Best-known are the marsupials. They are the group of mammals commonly thought of as pouched mammals. They stay in the pouch till they are fully developed.

The kookaburra and the cassowary are two of the many unique birds. And last but not least, there are many deadly animals like crocodiles, snakes and sharks, spiders and jellyfish.

A beautiful country, with a huge variety of animals. Here’s a selection of the 50 typical animals from Down Under.

Koala

Koala
author: VĂ­ctor Roces

Galah

Galah
author: 0ystercatcher

Kookaburra

Kookaburra
author: pjoh

box jellyfish

box jellyfish
author: trodzen83

Kangaroo with Joey

Kangaroo with Joey
author: pjoh

Dingo

Dingo
author: ogwen

Black Swan

Black Swan
author: iansand

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil
author: arthur_chapman

Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos
author: 0ystercatcher

Platypus

Platypus
author: cha222

Wombat

Wombat
author: Raymond Barlow

Australian Blue Tongue

Australian Blue Tongue
author: Snapper

Barramundi

Barramundi
author: GS1311

Doonside Australia

Doonside Australia
author: if_winter_ends

Breaching humpback whale

Breaching humpback whale
author: edenandjosh

Redback spider

Redback spider
author: wikiwill

Eastern water dragon on rock

Eastern water dragon on rock
author: wikiwill

Flying Fox

Flying Fox
author: littleredelf

Young Echidna

Young Echidna
author: ausemade

esturine crocodile

White Lipped Green Tree Frog

White Lipped Green Tree Frog
author: Fayes4Art

Southern Cassowary

Southern Cassowary
author: peternijenhuis

possum

possum
author: P. Emerson

Eastern Long-Necked Turtle

Eastern Long-Necked Turtle
author: dave.scriven

splendid fairy wren

splendid fairy wren
author: doublebug

sugar glider

sugar glider
author: Leo Reynolds

Australian Leaf Insect

Frogmouth Owl

Frogmouth Owl
author: snapper

Meet Winifred – an 8 week old wombat

Meet Winifred - an 8 week old wombat
author: Percita

The Monitor Lizard

The Monitor Lizard
author: rajith

Emu

Emu
author: a-Reino

Dugong

Dugong
author: TevaD

Mud Skipper

Mud Skipper
author: webecho

Little Penguins

Little Penguins
author: Ken and Nyetta

red kangaroo

red kangaroo
author: Jaymi Heimbuch

Ulysses Butterfly

Ulysses Butterfly
author: Major Clanger

water dragon

water dragon
author: The Waterboy

Coral and Fish

Coral and Fish
author: richard ling

Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican
author: Lip Kee

tree-kangaroo

tree-kangaroo
author: swh

Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher
author: marj_k

rainbow-lorikeet

rainbow-lorikeet
author: RaeA

Numbat

Numbat
author: geoffreycrane

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagle
author: kookr

flikfrog

flikfrog
author: pointr

Bush fly

Bush fly
author: Ratabago

Butterflies of Kuranda

Butterflies of Kuranda
author: Gary Hayes

Blue Beauty

Blue Beauty
author: aussiegall

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella
author: 0ystercatcher