But on the highway to Ningaloo, it was a tiny little creature that first caught our eye. In the centre of the lane, with cars passing over it, sat a Thorny Devil. Luckily we managed to re-locate the little Devil to safety before tragedy struck. What an amazing creature! Despite its thorny armour, and devil-horns, it had the sweetest little face.
When we arrived in Exmouth, even just standing on the shore, we could spot pods of humpback whales traveling along the coast, so we took the boat out to get a better view of the action. Mothers with their calves, pods of adults, and single whales were all on the move along this busy humpback-highway. One lone adult made its presence clear by breaching right in front of our boat – a wonderful welcome to Ningaloo!
Photos by Scott Portelli & Rosie Leaney using Olympus AU & NZ OMD cameras.