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Diprotodon tracks
March 6, 2011

Diprotodon Tracks, Australia

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

On a drying lake bed in Victoria, a farmer in 2007 alerted scientists to a major find: well-preserved tracks of a Diprotodon. The slow-moving behemoth had been crossing a volcanic plain 100,000 years ago, when megafauna still walked tall.


See more photographs from the October 2010 feature story "Australia’s Lost Giants."

Photograph by Amy Toensing, National Geographic

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