Dolphin, carved from Native Cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis) - a beautiful Tasmanian timber much prized in colonial times, but not a commercial species now.
Fish, carved from Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii) with Blackwood eyes (Acacia melanoxylon). Huon Pine is an extraoridinary conifer, very rare, very slow growing, and logs have been dated to 4,000 years ago.
Fish, carved from Coastal Banksia (Banksia marginata). The small picture is a microscope view of the strong medullary rays (black). A very hard timber to carve, very rare to obtain, and not commercial).