Zeb and Eider are in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. This park is huge. It is 20,000 square kilometers, or 8,000 square miles of varied Australia landscape. First we walked
to see some Aboriginal Rock Art.
Our National Geographic guide book says humans were here more than 20,000 years ago. This sign explains what we are seeing.
Here is some art.
This one is also interesting.
Now we are getting on another boat.
We love these boat rides. There are so many of these brown, wood ducks.
Aren’t these flowers in the lily pads beautiful?
We really like them. Kakadu National Park is home to both salt water and fresh water crocodiles. We believe this is a fresh water crocodile.
This bird seems to be looking for a snack.
He caught a fish and is trying to position the fish so he can eat now.
Kakadu National Park has 290 species of birds and 74 species of reptiles. There are also more than 1,600 species of plants and over 52 different types of fish. Today we saw so many birds. These white birds are great.
These white and grayish blue birds are also wonderful.
We really like their beaks. This looks like a type of eagle.
After our boat trip, we visited the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Center.
The aboriginal calendar at Kakadu shows 6 seasons.
The cultural center was very interesting, but photos were not allowed in many exhibits. If you go, we think you would enjoy the center. Before we leave Kakadu National Park, we want to remind you that no boat ride here would be complete without a pelican.
Australia’s Northern Territory is so wild and seems to be as it was thousands of years ago. When you go, you will feel the difference in the Northern Territory. We did.