Dawn, I love your idea of blending the koala with the map of Australia. Very good!
This is my contribution. My first attempts were not successful, but I finally manage to come up with something.
I try the technique with maps and images. The map I had to work quite a bit with the arrows but finally got it.
For the image, I use a tourist clipart and blended with a photo like explained in the tutorial. I added an outline to the final result. In the end was fun.
I attach the image of the maps matching perfectly and the final result.