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Short-eared Rock wallaby, Badbong
18-SEP-2002 Alexander Dudley

Short-eared Rock wallaby, Badbong

These delightful little creatures are superbly adapted for a life amongst the rocks, where they feed on a horrendously
nutrient-deficient diet of fig leaves (which would have caused serious embarrassment to Adam and Eve had they visited the area).
This female with a pouch young (which is hiding in her pouch) was feeding on a fallen fig leaf at one of the spectacular rock art
galleries at the Ubirr art site in Kakadu. The Short eared rock wallaby is known locally as "Badbong".

Nikon Coolpix 5700
1/17s f/7.4 at 71.2mm iso100, tripod. full exif

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