Saturday, October 10, 2015
Naracoorte Caves, South Australia
Naracoorte Caves in South Australia are a World Heritage Site because they contained preserved bones of animals which fell in pitfall traps over the last 500,000 years. This is a reconstructed skeleton of a sthenurine kangaroo, one of several megafauna that became extinct roughly 60,000 years ago. The bones were collected from a huge fossil site or "bone soup" and then pieced together. This photo was taken down in the cave overlooking the "soup".