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Coombabah Lakelands

Stock Photography By Christina Jablonski

Coombabah Lakelands is a magic Australian bushland with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many kinds of birds (some migratory, some local species). All this is just minutes away from a busy city. It is exciting to walk along the many paths and watch the animals, birds and various other creatures come into view.

A path, Coombabah Lakelands,
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Melaleuca trees, Coombabah
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Wallabies at Coombabah
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Coombabah Lakeland, Gold Coast,
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Coombabah Lake, Gold Coast,
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Coombabah Lakelands, Gold
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Coombabah Wetlands, Gold Coast,
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Eucaliptus tree, Coombabah
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Melaleuca tree, Coombabah, Gold
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Coombabah wetlands, Qld
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Coombabah Lakelands, Gold
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Coombabah Lakelands, Gold
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Photo Captions for Coombabah Lakelands

Image #1. A path, Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia This pretty shaded path runs between two swamps at the Combabah Lakelands.

Image #2. Melaleuca trees, Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia The thin melaeuca trees have their roots in the water. Soft green algae carpet the spaces between the trunks.

Image #3. Wallabies at Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia The mum with her youngster watched curiously when people approached. Sensing no danger, they would soon continue to munch on some leaves.

Image #4. Coombabah Lakeland, Gold Coast, Australia The rain pelted down on a thin layer of algae, creating a pool-mirror for the trees.

Image #5. Coombabah Lake, Gold Coast, Australia The clouds reflect in the water and float among the islets of dense vegetation. It's the late afternoon and the swamp inhabitants are more active; dragonflies with the translucent wings dart about, frogs croak, spoonbills, ibises and other birds feed in the distance.

Image #6. Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia This photo was taken just after the sunset when the nature became silver green and mysterious.

Image #7. Coombabah Wetlands, Gold Coast, Australia After the recent rains many parts of the conservation area became submerged in water.

Image #8. Eucaliptus tree, Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia The tall eucalyptus trees grow in open woodland areas of the reserve. They are a favourite of koalas, which haven't been seen on this occasion.

Image #9. Melaleuca tree, Coombabah, Gold Coast, Australia A close up of the melaleuca tree growing beside the boardwalk. On the hot summer morning the rain stopped briefly and a chorus of frogs started to compete with a shrill of cicadas.

Image #10. Coombabah wetlands, Qld This photo was taken at the Coombabah conservation area on the Gold Coast. The sky was clouded but a few patches of blue and filtered sunrays gave the scenery a warm glow.

Image #11. Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia Just minutes drive from the high rises of Southport is a nature conservation area with a large population of wallabies and kangaroos, koalas and birds. This photo was taken from the boardwalk trailing at the edge of the area.

Image #12. Coombabah Lakelands, Gold Coast, Australia A track sneaking through the woods ends at the edge of a large swamp. That is a habitat rich with nutrients for many water creatures.

 

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