"This land is cursed; the animals hop not run, birds run, not fly and the swans are black not white. This land is cursed and I'll have nothing more to do with it," wrote William Dampier, one of the first Europeans to ever explore the continent of Australia, back in 1688.
In case you didn't know, 26 January is the national day of Australia. And what could be a more beautiful way to celebrate the occasion than by honoring all the little things that make this country the beautiful, interesting and absolutely bizarre place that it is. With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of our favorite photos shared by people on the interwebs proving that Australia isn't just another country, but a whole different world. As per usual, don't forget to leave a comment here and there and vote for your favorite pics!
Saw This On My Local Facebook Page
This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia
A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....
He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am
It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath
Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In
Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale
Im Stuck In Europe Because Of Covid And Then My Family Took This Photo And Sent It From Their Camping Trip At Skenes Creek Victoria... Ok, Now I’m Really Homesick
Two Extremely Cute And Endangered Barking Geckos Waring Up On My Hand On A Cold Morning In Western Australia. These Are The Only 2 I've Ever Come Across So Was Pretty Awesome
This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)
Flushed All The Cane Toads Out Of My Brothers Dam. Some Of Them Took The Easy Way Out - Hitching A Ride On The Back Of A 3.5m Python
An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport
My Daughter’s Boyfriend Has Been Helping At His Parents’ Farm In Kingaroy, Queensland. He Took This Shot When The Sheep Came Up To Say G’day
Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You
That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes
I See Your Possum Outside Your Window And Raise You Our Break And Enter Culprit Last Night
40 Degrees Up North Vic Today. Had A Little Visitor Come And Smack The Door With His Tail Before Taking A Dip In Our Pond
New Coat Of Arms For Australia?
Note: this post originally had 70 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.