I spotted this dingo while walking around Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island. To be perfectly honest, never seen a dingo in my life before, I was expecting a wilder, more fierce, meaner looking wolf-like creature. So I was quite surprised when I saw this street dog-like animal. Seriously, had I seen him somewhere in a city, I would think he’s just a normal dog, or street dog.
Seeing this wild dog wondering alone, it’s hard to believe that his closest relative is grey wolf (canis lupus) and he’s the biggest predator in Australia. But yes, with all the warnings and having heard records of dingo attacks within the island before, I did keep my distance and did not provoke him in any way.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/250, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
The major landmark on Fraser island, SS Maheno was built in Scotland in 1905 as luxury passenger liner. By 1935, the ship has been taken out of service and was sold to Japanese ship breaker. Unfortunately, on 25 June 1935, she was caught in a strong cyclone while being towed. The towline broke and on 9 July 1935, she became beached on the easter coast of the island.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/2000, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10 – 22mm f/3.5 – 4.5 USM, shot in AV @ 1/8000, f/3.5, focal length 10mm, ISO 400