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    View from the Ship at the Port
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    by fred98115 Written Jul 12, 2014

    Gunns Cave was included as a stop on a cruise excursion, and it was an interesting one because it had formations that I've not seen in other caves. These included "shawls" and "ribbons". The staff is friendly and informative, giving you the feeling of having a family show you through their cave. I attempted photographs without using a flash - who wants to get their eyes adjusted to the dark of a cave and then have someone flip a blinding flash. It made me wish that I had more ISO range on my DSLR.

    Shawls Colored Ribbons Columns Cave trail The Wedding cake
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    by fred98115 Written Jul 12, 2014

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    Photographers and visitors who like to beautiful landscapes will enjoy driving out of Burnie. Since I was on an excursion from a cruise ship, stopping and setting up tripod on camera shots was not possible. Hopefully the attached photos will give the reader an idea of what is available in the area.

    Trees Dead Tree in a Pond River Valley Farmland
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    by fred98115 Written Jul 12, 2014

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    Wings Wildlife Park is a conservation and rehabilitation effort run by valley farm wives. With a focus on indigenous animals, it is an excellent opportunity to be close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats and Tasmanian Devils. We were fortunate to see a handler feed a Tasmanian Devil. She held a kangaroos leg over the fence and three Devils latched on with enough force that she could lift them off the ground. For the record, a man's bite is about 150 lbs in force, a Devil's is 3,000 lbs.

    Photographers: walking around with people near I found that a digital camera with a zoom lens was a good setup. A tripod would have been in the way, plus action is quick which leaves no time to set one up.

    Koalas Feeding an Eastern Grey Kangeroo Eastern Grey Kangeroo with Joey Feeding Tasmanian Devils Wombat
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