In all the years spent in Australia I have never seen a wombat in the wild, all day I was wondering if we would see one, then on a late afternoon walk on the headland at Tidal River in Wilsons Prom National Park,we were walking up the track, my wife screamed and tripped up over a tired wombat that came out of a hole in the bank at her side,I was shaking, along with the wombat, in fright, but it eyed me long enough for an auto snapshot, thank goodness for image stabilizer !
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skippy007 (12504) 2009-10-23 4:25
Hello Mike, What a beautiful, clear shot of this wombat, I'd say you were extremely lucky, first to see him & secondly to capture him in such fine detail. I lived in Kinglake for a while, we had one living under the house, as they only venture out at twilight & are mainly nocturnal I was never able to get a good clear shot of one, unless of course he was lying on the side of the road, & there were plenty of them about. Well done.
- Copyright: Mike'n'Gail Bottomley (mikebottomley) (449)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 17-85mm/ f4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-14 23:35