My latest mermaid or rather water spirit is a bunyip. The bunyip legend is deeply embedded in the Australian culture , I grew up being scared of the bunyip from dot and the kangaroo. But looking around i could not find many images, and not a single female bunyip..
So here she is the kianpraty/bunyip protector of the waterhole, nestled safety among the reeds her nightly orchestra of frog song and cicada's .
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high resolution colouring in page can be downloaded here: