Our last day in Australia we spent in Brisbane. We went to Koala Sanctuary to say good bye to Australian animals: kangaroos, wombats, Tasmannian devils, dingoes, and koalas of course. Even if spectacular, the landscapes reminded me places I had seen earlier (Uluru IS very special), towns are beautiful, but there are many towns in a world. But to play with kangaroos you can only in Australia. I saw many wild kangaroos, from the train for instance, but to make a photo was impossible.
A widely held belief has it that the word kangaroo comes from an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "I don't know." This is in fact untrue. The word was first recorded in 1770 by Captain James Cook, when he landed to make repairs along the northeast coast of Australia. In 1820, one Captain Phillip K. King recorded a different word for the animal, written "mee-nuah." As a result, it was assumed that Captain Cook had been mistaken, and the myth grew up that what he had heard was a word meaning "I don't know" (presumably as the answer to a question in English that had not been understood). Recent linguistic fieldwork, however, has confirmed the existence of a word gangurru in the northeast Aboriginal language of Guugu Yimidhirr, referring to a species of kangaroo. What Captain King heard may have been their word minha, meaning "edible animal."
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tedesse (25133) 2013-07-08 2:31
Ladny portrecik! malca karmiacego mlodego kangura.
Dobry POV i kompozycja, dobra ostrosc i ladne kolory.
snunney (89996) 2013-07-08 2:35
What a charming portrait of 'Skippy' and friend. The light was evidently harsh and there is some slight evidence of over-exposure around the child's hat and face. Notwithstanding you have managed the overall situation reasonably well. I like very much the detail and nuances of tone to be observed in the animal's coat.
danos (90367) 2013-07-08 3:04
nice the snashot of the kid as he feeding the little kanguro.I like this beautiful scene with the light management to enhance the beauty of the scene.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-07-08 4:52
una immagine che ispira tenerezza:l'incontro di un piccolo di canguro con un bambino che gli porge del cibo.
L'esaltazione dell'amore dell'uomo verso gli animale, o almeno così si spera, sempre che crescendo, il piccolo non dimentichi il suo istinto naturale e si trasformi in un distruttore della natura.
Una foto particolarmente graziosa che è anche un altro bel documento del tuo viaggio in Australia.
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (45267) 2013-07-08 10:48
What a nice day at TE! An ugly duckling and a cute kangaroo (did you se my reply via John's picture?). Well, this is not really a pet, and it's not your family, so this sticks to the rules ;-). It's a fine picture and clearly a great moment for the child. (I would love it too).
parvatibb (1387) 2013-07-08 12:43
what a lucky kid! This is a lovely composition.
carlo62 (38729) 2013-07-08 13:30
bambini e cuccioli, due realtà che si incontrano, che si cercano, che fanno conoscenza, in tutto il mondo, da sempre e non poteva mancare questo incontro.
Uno scatto molto dolce e di grande affetto.
lousat (82604) 2013-07-08 16:07
Hi Malgo,very nice meeting whit the symbol of Australia,a tender moment and a very nice close up taken whit the best exposure,details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-07-08 19:23
sliczne zdjecie tego malego chlopca I malego kangurka. Dziecie sa wszedzie takie same jak I male niewinne zwierzeta. Przyjemnie popatrzec na takie zdjecie. Sliczna praca. Dzieki I serdecznie pozdrawiam,
jjcordier (79040) 2013-07-08 22:42
Une bien jolie rencontre entre cet enfant et le petit kangourou.
delpeoples (55090) 2013-07-09 5:43
I don't know who's cuter: the little guy or the baby kangaroo. Together they make a scene that is so cute and adorable. You composed the shot so well and the light, although strong, has been controlled well.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
adramad (40662) 2013-07-09 10:13
A lovely scene of this child's feeding, I think it's a kangaroo? in his own hand, very cute scene, you've captured the moment.
Very good illumination and outstanding sharpness to dwell on the details.
The coloring is also sensational.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (90057) 2013-07-11 6:18
Dzieci to zawsze ciekway temat.
Tutaj na dodatek z kangurami :)
serp2000 (42090) 2013-07-12 0:48
Very nice and positive picture, I like these cute pleasant animals. Yes, I know this linguistic story with "kangaroo" word. Amazing case indeed. TFS!
have a nice weekend!
COSTANTINO (59905) 2013-08-18 23:04
lovely sweet capture
one shot is one thousand words
have a pleasant day