Sunday, 20 December 2015

Sunset aloft

Sunset over Rattlesnake, Herald and Acheron Islands, just north of Townsville
This was taken on my way home from a work trip to Townsville this week. When I looked up what islands I was looking at I was curious about why an Australian island would be named Rattlesnake Island. It's named after the HMS Rattlesnake, a ship that explored the region in the late 1840s. The ship's naturalist was T.H. Huxley.

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