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Sharing stories of life at Sal Salis ….

  • Wonderful ‘Wedgie’

    2 Jul, 2013
    A wonderdul Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) soars above our guests while exploring the Cape Range National Park this week. The ‘Wedgie’ is the largest bird of prey in Australia and has a wingspan of up to   read more...
  • Turtle Love

    14 Dec, 2012
    Ningaloo Reef is home to large populations of green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, three of the world’s seven marine turtle species. The mating and nesting season takes place each year between November and April. Many have already read more...
  • Vale Larry!

    11 Dec, 2012
    Larry was the resident sand monitor who lived at the back of the lodge at Sal Salis.  Sand monitors also known as Gould’s monitor, reach up to 1.4 metres in length and can weigh as much as   read more...
  • Spotted Harrier Soaring Around Camp at Sal Salis

    16 Nov, 2012
    The majesty of this magnificent spotted harrier is captured beautifully here. While the coral reef is literally on your doorstep on one side – home to over 500 species of fish, 250 coral species, manta rays and   read more...
  • An opportunistic breakfast in the cape range national park

    3 Jan, 2012
    The Wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey with a wing span of up to 2.5 metres; standing up to and sometimes over a metre tall! This one below was seen in the morning on read more...
  • it’s turtle time!

    20 Dec, 2011
    Whether it is a Green turtle, Loggerhead or Hawksbill cruising around the waters during the day or females emerging from the ocean to nest in the dunes at night, the Ningaloo coast is currently abundant with these read more...
  • Cobia

    1 Dec, 2011
    Cobia are the only member in their family species: the Rachycentridae. Other names they are known by are black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeaters and aruan tasek. Cobia have elongated spindle shaped bodies and broad flattened read more...
  • Brassy Trevally

    30 Nov, 2011
    Fast, agressive and full of power, Brassy Trevally are first cousins with the Giant Trevally. Defined by yellow tips to their dorsal and tail fins plus scattered black speckles along their backs. Brassy Trevally are considered read more...
  • Mackerel Tuna

    28 Nov, 2011
    Mackerel tuna are stubborn fighters when hooked, and can be recognised by a distinct and striking pattern of broken zig-zaggy lines on the upper sides of their bodies, and two or five dark spots above the read more...
  • Bluebone Groper

    24 Nov, 2011
    One of the most prized catches for any fly fisherman is the Blue Bone, correctly known as the blackspot tuskfish or commonly known as bluebone. These fish live in the beautiful northern waters of Western Australia. They are found read more...