On our last day in Australia, in Brisbane, we went to Koala Sanctuary to say farewell to Australian animals. we patted kangaroos, I could feel joeys movements womain the pouch, we saw again koalas, wombats, platypus and Tasmanian devils. Seeing these animals was for me the biggest Australian attraction.
From Visit Brisbane:
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. Set in attractive natural settings located on the Brisbane river, over 130 koalas live here, alongside kangaroos, dingoes, wombats and many other Australian natives.
You can cuddle a koala any time through out the day and have your photo taken.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was established in 1927 with just two koalas and is now home to over 130 koalas. The sanctuary is home to a large variety of Australian wildlife with shows and activities presented daily.
Hand feed 130 kangaroos and wallabies in the 2-acre reserve, hand feed wild Rainbow lorikeets, all in a natural setting on the Brisbane River. If your feeling brave you can have your photo taken holding a snake or baby crocodile! Afterwards watch the amazing birds of prey fly high and swoop low in the free flight shows.
Enjoy a taste of the outback while watching sheep dogs working the sheep and then sheep shearing.
It was marvelous farewell to Australia.
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timecapturer (49286) 2013-08-15 2:45
a wonderful shot of this fine fellow and an iconic Australian experience. Love the expression and surprised how fluffy he/she looks. Excellent image!
Sergiom (61132) 2013-08-15 4:51
Il me rappelle un petit peu mon enfance avec Skippy le kangourou. Celui-ci joue quelque peu à la vedette et le gros plan est très réussi, jusqu'à bien voir son petit museau mouillé.
serp2000 (40350) 2013-08-15 7:20
So cute portrait! Amazing animal's face, I like your low point of view, impressive colorful background!
Thanks for your congrats!
I think about my next far jorney ;)
rychem (23994) 2013-08-15 10:56
Jeszcze nie widziałem takiego portretu kangura, najczęściej fotografuje się ich sylwetkę, zdjęcie ostre jak brzytwa, doskonale szczegóły sierści
gildasjan (41628) 2013-08-15 12:24
Très bon rendu net du pelage de ce kangourou et bel accord de couleurs avec le bleu du ciel à l'arrière plan.
macjake (57074) 2013-08-15 23:08
How can i resist a photo of a kangaroo so close up!!!
Lovely and very strange animal.
I hear though that these kangaroos have become problematic in Australia? I forget the details i heard, but they can be bothersome...i'll have to check it out. Its one of those situations where the media and culture uses the kangaroo as an Austrailian symbol, but in actuality farmers and many locals see them as large rodents? I'm sure that wasnt conveyed to the tourist public while you were there though!
Its very similar to the Canadian beaver. The beaver is a hugely popular canadian symbol, sold on many t-shirts in tourists shops, beaver magnets, beaver hats etc.......the beaver is even on our national currency, our 5cent denomination. But again in reality, the beaver plays a MAJOR role in our eco system and if there are too many of them they can significantly negatively effect our water ways and wetlands.
Anyways...lol....enough about that! :)
Its a darn cute photo for sure, easy to see why you wanted to post it. As i'm going to bed in a few minutes it puts a smile on my face.
Did you get to see the Sloth? Its Tosca's favorite animal
carlo62 (33793) 2013-08-16 1:14
non dirmi che Lisa si è vestita da canguro per farti fare questa foto!!!! ;)
Bel colpo, un bellissimo ritratto di questo animale molto conosciuto, non sembra felice di farsi fotografare, ma la foto è venuta molto bene.
Un caro saluto (anche a LIsa, che spero mi perdoni..)
jlynx (12645) 2013-08-16 9:06
My¶la³em naiwnie, ¿e kangury s± rude, a ten przypomina ca³kiem mi³ego pluszaka. Oczywi¶cie zdajê sobie sprawê z tego, ¿e ten jegomo¶æ mo¿e byæ reprezentantem wagi pó³ ciê¿kiej w "wolnej amerykance", ale tutaj sprawia ca³kiem mi³e wra¿enie. Bardzo dobra ostro¶æ tam gdzie byæ powinna. Chcia³bym nieco bardziej rozmytego t³a, ale nie wszystko mo¿na mieæ na "jednym talerzu".
Mi³e, lekkie i przyjemne dla oka.
Sonata11 (33283) 2013-08-16 21:39
co za urocze zdjecie. Portret tego kanura jest sliczny. Mordke to ma piekna. Super zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam I zycze milego WE,
Gigidusud (16299) 2013-08-17 5:08
Fantastic portrait of this beautiful Kangaroo! I love it!
Have a nice week-end.
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-08-17 7:50
Looks like this kangaroo is posing for you. I like the low pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Good lighting. Well done, tfs.
I think the difference between a burro and a donkey is where the person is from, meaning they are the same only called different names.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-17 17:27
How are you, Mr. or Mrs kangaroo? He really behalves like a human person, how he looks at you. I guess that this guy was about as tall as you are, or? I like to observe them a lot, they can be so cute. Well done
COSTANTINO (56223) 2013-08-22 23:42
lovely sweet little kangaroo looking at
the photographer,nice shot the right
timing,I agree that seeing these animals
was for you the biggest Australian
thanks for sharing it with us
have a nice weekend
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-08-23 15:57
Hello big smiles!!Malgo I always wanted to see one so close and here is my chance..fantastic posing and great detail on the expression and the eyes...love it!!
all the best,
ikeharel (58195) 2013-09-01 1:59
An amazing animal I saw only in a zoo, malgo.
Fantastic pic. taken from close-up POV, good clarity as I see every hair and his mustache.
Face expression almost as humen, an inquisitive look.
Fine taken the picture.
adores (37563) 2013-09-02 16:24
Seems he really made a pose for the camera:)! A great portrait, the expression is just perfect. A good addition to your album from Australia.