Some final photos for 2013

A post from the last day of 2013 — another year slips past too quickly.

Despite it being one of the most difficult I can remember in many ways, I was still fortunate to be able to visit a few places, both near and not-so-near, and to be able to photograph some beautiful landscapes and marvellous creatures.

May you have a rewarding, successful and safe 2014.

Rose Robin, Crows Nest National Park.

Rose Robin, Crows Nest National Park. All photographs by Robert Ashdown.

Small Ant Orchid Myrmechila (Chiloglottis) truncata, Crows Nest National Park.

Small Ant Orchid, Crows Nest National Park.

Native Stingless Bees on water-lily, Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Native Stingless Bees on water-lily, Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

Goomburra National Park.

Goomburra National Park.

Small-leaved Bottle Tree, Salvator Rosa National Park, central Queensland.

Small-leaved Bottle Tree, Salvator Rosa National Park, central Queensland.

The Nogoa River, Salvator Rosa National Park, central Queensland.

The Nogoa River, Salvator Rosa National Park, central Queensland.

Scarlet Percher, Nogoa river, Salvator Rosa national Park, central Queensland.

Scarlet Percher, Nogoa River, Salvator Rosa National Park, central Queensland.

Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park.

Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park.

Common Grass Blue, backyard, Toowoomba.

Common Grass Blue, backyard, Toowoomba.

Golden Whistler, Crows Nest National Park.

Golden Whistler, Crows Nest National Park.

Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby shaking off rain-drops, Crows Nest National Park.

Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby shaking off rain-drops, Crows Nest National Park.

White-throated Treecreeper, Crows Nest National Park.

White-throated Treecreeper, Crows Nest National Park.

Grey-headed Flying-foxes, The Palms National Park.

Grey-headed Flying-foxes, The Palms National Park.

Whitewater Rockmaster, Goomburra National Park.

Whitewater Rockmaster, Goomburra National Park.

Superb Blue Fairy-wren, Sundown National Park.

Superb Blue Fairy-wren, Sundown National Park.

Red Triangle Slug tracks on eucalypt, Kym and Pete's place.

Red Triangle Slug tracks on eucalypt, Kym and Pete’s place.

Skipper, backyard, Toowoomba.

Skipper, backyard, Toowoomba.

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