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Australian Rainforests

May 30, 2021 | Australian Geographic

The Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests

So wonderful to have some of our library’s images used in the great new book The Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests by Peter Rowland, Angus McNab and John Harris.

The book is due out in August 2021, and many of of the images were sourced from contributors to the Kape Images Image Library. We thank the author’s and publisher (John Beaufoy Publishing of Oxford, UK), as well as Australian Geographic, for supporting our contributors. In addition to Peter’s and Angus’s own images other library photographers include Jono Dashper, Scott Eipper, Chris Farrell, Joshua Prieto and Thomas Rowland.

“Rainforests in Australia are found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. This beautifully illustrated guide explores 51 wildlife watching sites in 22 bioregions around Australia, with over 500 colour photographs and 28 maps. Sites are generally open to the public (some may require permits).

Detailed descriptions of the key vertebrate and invertebrate species that can be found in the rainforests are given, to enable easy identification and as a tool for the reader to gain a deeper understanding of their habits and biology. Concise information on each site includes location descriptions, GPS coordinates, travel options and distances, relevant fees and permits, and an overview of some of the main tracks and trails.”

Copies of the book will be available from most book outlets and signed copies from Peter Rowland’s secure online store.