"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!

#1

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

Saw This On My Local Facebook Page

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

XDD

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#2

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

This Interesting Plant Is Native To Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

I NEED ONE

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#3

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

This Is How Much Food You Can Get For The Cost Of A Pack Of Cigarettes In Australia

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Maiun
Community Member
8 months ago

As it should be, cigarettes need to be prohibitively expensive and the tax on them to treating smokers for both their addiction and the illnesses they cause.

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#4

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

A 6 Month Old Baby Kangaroo I Am Raising Is Very Impatient At Bottle Time....

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

Awwww

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#5

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

Too Hot For Jesus In Queensland!

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Abhainn
Community Member
8 months ago

I love this. it also made me think of "me Tarzan, you Jane"

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#6

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

Rainbow Wrasse Caught Off Christmas Island

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

That is an absolute beauty.

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#7

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

An Emu Egg I Found A Few Years Back In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

That is absolutely beautiful!

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#8

Camping In Australia

Camping In Australia

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

I wanna boop that round head

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#9

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

"Just Pan Over To The Left Barry"

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

He’s A CAMERA MANN

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#10

Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

Nothing unusual here, just a really big ass lizard going for a stroll.

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#11

This Accursed Land

This Accursed Land

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Maiun
Community Member
8 months ago

Shame everyone didn't leave it alone, it was already occupied after all.

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#12

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

Spencer Lake In Australia, Naturally Pink

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
8 months ago

First thought was that awful bubblegum-pink medicine...

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#13

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

He Came Down Through The Fireplace And Trashed The Place, Ate My Bananas And Jumped On Me At 2am

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Eva Bryson
Community Member
8 months ago

We have chimney tops screened to prevent such things from happening.

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#14

Wave Rock, Australia

Wave Rock, Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Super slow tsunami

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#15

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

...You know Australia is going to be fun when it has drunk cockatoos

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#16

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath

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glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh, that's why. It's a snake bath now!

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#17

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

Still A Better Receptionist Than The One We Had On Check In

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

Hello? May I help you?

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#18

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

Finally, Something In Australia That Doesn't Want To Kill Me. Banana For Scale

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Jon-Paul McGowan
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't be deceived, he'd kill you from the inside out.

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#19

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

froggo.

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#20

Sexy Calendars In Australia

Sexy Calendars In Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

wow. it is clear that the kangaroo is THE most beautiful out of everyone. periodt.

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#21

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

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

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The Super Bumblebee
Community Member
8 months ago

:D

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#22

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

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

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Persephone
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a baby toothless

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#23

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

...I'm just going to move to the other side of the Earth. Dont mind me. \("" ̄▽ ̄)/

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#24

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

Don't Expect Thanks From Loretta If You Find Her

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Loretta where are uuuu!

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#25

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

As An American, You Guys Are Kinda Weird

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sirfryingpan
Community Member
8 months ago

wait, so a hot dog?

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#26

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

This Tree In The Daintree Rainforest (Queensland, Australia)

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

lemme climb it

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#27

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

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

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

Its a noodle train

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#28

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

An Emu Just Cruising Around My Rural Towns Little Airport

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

Watchu looking at mate?

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#29

Selling Point For Aussie School

Selling Point For Aussie School

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Mila S
Community Member
8 months ago

LMAOO

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#30

This Roo In A River

This Roo In A River

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

"find ur own river mate!"

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#31

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

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

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

g'day to you too, m8.

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#32

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

In Australia, This Is Why We Check Our Shoes

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glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

Yeah, we don't want to disturb the possibly venomous snake that's taking a nap in there. They can keep the sneaker.

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#33

Summer In Australia

Summer In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

Poor guys

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#34

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

Typical Road-Side Ditch In Australia

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

THIS IS TYPICAL!!!!

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#35

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

Australia. Where Even The Hail Can Kill You

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Mila S
Community Member
8 months ago

That looks so deadly

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#36

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Aka Pink And Grey Galah

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Pwetty polly

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#37

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

March Of The Hairy Caterpillars

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Aly The Pansexual
Community Member
8 months ago

🏃🏽‍♀️

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#38

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

That’s A Blue Ring Octopus, Whose Venom Can Result In Death Within Minutes

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT THEN

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#39

Australian Moth

Australian Moth

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
8 months ago

NOPE

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#40

Shopping, Australian Style

Shopping, Australian Style

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hobbitly
Community Member
8 months ago

I believe thongs are slippers right? Here thongs are underwear... which would be a weird warning, haha.

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#41

A Seal Chilling Outside Sydney Opera House

A Seal Chilling Outside Sydney Opera House

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Imagine if he rolls down the stairs :D

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#42

Maybe I’ll Just Hold On

Maybe I’ll Just Hold On

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Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
8 months ago

seems bout right. i dont feel like gettin bit in my a**

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#43

I See Your Possum Outside Your Window And Raise You Our Break And Enter Culprit Last Night

I See Your Possum Outside Your Window And Raise You Our Break And Enter Culprit Last Night

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glowworm2
Community Member
8 months ago

Aw! Cutest banana thief ever!

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#44

They Did Not Find The $1.47 A Litre Emusing

They Did Not Find The $1.47 A Litre Emusing

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

I need to visit Aussie one day.

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#45

Kangaroos: F’ing Up Your Cars Since 1901

Kangaroos: F’ing Up Your Cars Since 1901

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
8 months ago

Lost count how many tourists I told not to drive after dark in the outback. Kangaroos love sitting on the warm bitumen at night. And are dumb as a thick plank.

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#46

What Ever Your View On Today Respect Your Neighbours

What Ever Your View On Today Respect Your Neighbours

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

_(:з」∠)_

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#47

Jesus Sydney Take A Chill Pill

Jesus Sydney Take A Chill Pill

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh god that must be a pain in the a** to figure out where ur going

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#48

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

Felt A Tickle On My Leg, Australia

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pandamonium.
Community Member
8 months ago

nope. nopenopenopenopenope. NOPE

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#49

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

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

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Max
Community Member
8 months ago

it's a tegu. doesn't look little tho lol

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#50

New Coat Of Arms For Australia?

New Coat Of Arms For Australia?

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

FOGHT FIGHT FOGHT FIGHT

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