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Christmas Island National Park

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The Winifred Beach trail reaches the coast via a steep staircase down the cliff face to a rocky shore and very pretty little cove. Look out for seabirds including brown boobies and white-tailed tropicbirds which nest in the area | thanks @lydiamere for sharing this perfect moment #christmasisland #paradise #retreat #walks #Australia #beachlife

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Spectacular sunsets available daily on Christmas Island! Stunning shot @WondrousWorldImages #ChristmasIsland #ParksAustralia #SeeAustralia #Beautifuldestinations #Sunsetlovers

Parks Australia on Instagram: “Spectacular sunsets available daily on Christmas Island! Stunning shot @WondrousWorldImages #ChristmasIsland #ParksAustralia #SeeAustralia…”

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Around 80000 seabirds nest on Christmas Island every year. There are between 5000 and 7000 breeding pairs of these brown boobies thats one of the largest populations of these birds in the world . #ChristmasIsland #nationalparks #seeaustralia #parksaustralia #brownboobies #birdwatchingaustralia #birdwatchingphotography

Parks Australia on Instagram: “Around 80,000 seabirds nest on Christmas Island every year. There are between 5,000 and 7,000 breeding pairs of these brown boobies –…”

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A big journey ahead for these little guys! Thanks @Wondrousworldimages for this adorable photo! #ChristmasIsland #Cutenessoverload #ParksAustralia

Parks Australia on Instagram: “A big journey ahead for these little guys! Thanks @Wondrousworldimages for this adorable photo! #ChristmasIsland #Cutenessoverload…”

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With idyllic scenes like this no wonder the red crabs like taking a walk on the island! Image courtesy of @faulkner_photography #ChristmasIsland #AndersonsDale #redcrabs #greatmigrations #seeaustralia #parksaustralia #naturelovers

Parks Australia on Instagram: “With idyllic scenes like this, no wonder the red crabs like taking a walk on the island! Image courtesy of @faulkner_photography…”

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The red crabs are the island's keystone species - recycling nutrients and shaping and maintaining the structure of the rainforests. Thanks for sharing this amazing pic @faulkner_photography #seeaustralia #christmasisland #redcrabs #greatmigrations #naturelovers

Parks Australia on Instagram: “The red crabs are the island's keystone species - recycling nutrients, and shaping and maintaining the structure of the rainforests. Thanks…”

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The crabs are off and testing out their brand new crab bridge! #christmasisland #greatmigrations #redcrabs #seeaustralia #naturelovers

Parks Australia on Instagram: “The crabs are off and testing out their brand new crab bridge! #christmasisland #greatmigrations #redcrabs #seeaustralia #naturelovers”

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There’s a new work of art on Christmas Island – and this time it’s not just one of our iconic native animals. Its many of them!

Christmas Island mosaic stars iconic animals and habitats

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There’s a new work of art on Christmas Island – and this time it’s not just one of our iconic native animals. Its many of them! Photo by Sandy Robertson

Christmas Island mosaic stars iconic animals and habitats

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Rat baiting will protect birds like the ground nesting red-tailed tropic bird

Tackling cats and rats

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the Cocos Islands, an Australian external territory, are exquisite. The beaches are damn near close to perfect and the lagoon is full of exotic marine life. For anyone who has gone out of his or her way to visit deserted beaches, the Cocos Islands are the Holy Grail.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Australia's Indian Ocean Idyll - Gadling

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Red Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlata) / Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean, Australia

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Image by Karen Willshaw (www.cocosbarefootphotography.com)

Cocos (Keeling) Islands – Photo Portfolio

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Polka Dots - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

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Batfish - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

Batfish - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw

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Threatened Species commissioner Gregory Andrews (left) planning for a feral cat-free future with Christmas Island National park invasive species officer Dion Maple http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2014/08/12/a-feral-cat-free-future-for-christmas-island/

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Doug Brown meets a local robber crab. Christmas Island's famous robber crabs are the world’s largest terrestrial invertebrate.

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Tom North (left) teaches Roslan Sani and Adijah Bingham the float test, to determine seed viability on Christmas Island

Planting seeds of knowledge on Christmas Island

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Joe McAuliffe (right) demonstrates nursery techniques

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The tiny red crab babies are just five millimetres across! http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2014/01/20/the-baby-red-crabs-have-arrived/

The baby red crabs have arrived

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Red crab returns | Photo by Samantha Flakus http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2014/01/20/the-baby-red-crabs-have-arrived/

The baby red crabs have arrived

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Booby chick | Christmas Island National Park

Island-wide survey complete

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Booby chick | Christmas Island National Park

Island-wide survey complete

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Christmas Island - Whale shark

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