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Wombat
14-OCT-2008

Wombat

A close cousin to the koala, this one is a resident at the Lone Pine Koala Reserve in Brisbane.
They are largely nocturnal, and he looks a little sleepy in the sunshine.
Of all Australian animals, this is the one I would like as a pet .... which would, of course, be highly illegal!
A protected species, but not, as far as I know, endangered.

Canon EOS 40D
1/320s f/4.0 at 70.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Linda Johansson19-Jul-2011 15:44
Excellent shot! V
Aida Villaronga28-Oct-2008 21:21
What a fantastic shot! The detail and composition are terrific. V
Aivar Mikko28-Oct-2008 17:38
Strange animal. Excellent sharpness. V.
Neal Nye28-Oct-2008 11:47
Those claws look positively dangerous. He looks so sweet but I bet he can be mean!
Marie-Hélène Raletz28-Oct-2008 07:22
He does look a little sleepy :)
Nice sunshine mood!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)27-Oct-2008 23:16
Great shot, they are shy creatures so this is terrific, lovely details and clarity.
Tom Munson27-Oct-2008 23:07
Cool shot, Lou. I'd love to see one of these. v
Dennis Ancinec27-Oct-2008 22:56
Excellent shot, it looks a little sleepy.
Liz Bickel27-Oct-2008 22:48
This is a great shot!!! I'm always amazed at the animals you are able to capture in the wild. He does look sleepy, and I can see the resemblence to a koala.
Walter O. Koenig27-Oct-2008 22:32
The one in the San Diego Zoo is always asleep when I visit, but you've gotten a great shot with wonderful details. No idea they had such fine fur. I can see why you would like one as a pet. "V"
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