Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sulfur Crested Cockatoos in the Jamison Valley - Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

This Sulfur Crested Cockatoo sits in the foggy rainforest of the Jamison Valley in NSW, Australia.
Believe it or not...there is a thick green tropical forest hiding in the dense fog!
This cutie is quite messy on this very fine rainy/foggy summer day.

The valley is the home of many of these great birds.
They gather around the 'skyway' station without any worries!

A little hole in the fog reveals some green tree ferns and gum trees!

SkyWatch Friday
Camera Critters 

18 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Oh, what a bird. Impressive! Your pictures is beautiful.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful bird!

Steffi said...

What a beautiful bird,Carolin!I hope you had a good start into the new year and have a nice weekend!

Zyzzyz said...

Those are mighty fine birds.

Cecilia Artista said...

What a beautiful bird!
Lovely photos!

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous captures of such a lovely bird, Carolyn!! He looks just a tad ticked off at the weather -- I can wholly understand that! Looks as though you're having such a terrific trip and I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the exotic bird.

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Ebie said...

You have great photos of your adventure down under. Specially love your underwater shots. I have not even tried snorkeling, you are brave.

My daughter has a waterproof camera, but I have not tried using it, though.

Carletta said...

What a magnificent bird - beautifully captured!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year Carolyn!

Liz said...

Beautiful captures! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Joe Todd said...

Carolyn. I have to be honest.. I'm just jealous Australia... Wow...

SquirrelQueen said...

You know, humidity has the same effect on my hair. What's a girl to do?

The cockatoos are adorable, I would love to see them in the wild like this.

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots of the beautiful birds!
Would love to see them in the wild.

LadyFi said...

What a lovely fluffy fellow!

James said...

Neat! I've never seen wild cockatoos before.

Jim said...

Marvellous shots of the cockie. We often get them visiting our garden in the suburbs.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

thanks for sharing your trip! I'm envious... in a good way!