cryptozoologicon, cryptids, australia

Bunyip

Another image from the book Cryptozoologicon by me, C.M. Kosemen and Darren Naish.

Excerpt:

Australia is (supposedly) home to several fascinating mystery beasts, and among the most famous is the Bunyip, a water monster known to white people since the early 1800s but supposedly known since time immemorial to the Aborigines. One of the earliest published references to the Bunyip (a pamphlet published in 1812 by James Ives) – in this particular case the name was spelt Bahnuip – refers to it as a black, seal-like creature that has a terrifying voice.

Read more about it at Tetrapod Zoology.