Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Quick Post From the Road

Wombats aren't widespread in my home state so this is the first I've seen in the wild.  Like kangaroos and koalas, they are a marsupial which means their young are born in a very much underdeveloped state and make their way to the mother's pouch where they suckle and develop into something more closely resembling their parents.

After setting off with head torches and camera equipment tonight, prepared to venture into the bush on the other side of a nearby river where we found diggings earlier today, we spotted this one grazing no more than fifty metres from our camp.  As we'd already walked a long way today, we snapped a few photos and returned to camp - mission accomplished!  For those of you unfamiliar with wombats, they are said to measure up to three feet in length, although this particular specimen was a little smaller than that.

Yesterday we found this beautiful spot where the cameras ran hot - with good reason as you can see.

Best wishes

1 comment:

Colette Theriault said...

Wow, nice photos but that last shot is absolutely wonderful Peter. Glad to learn you were able to snap so many good shots for future artwork during your trip. It feels good to come home with so many wonderful memories and it's amazing that technology alows us to save many of those moments forever on a tiny SD card.

I'm so looking forward to completing my squirrel painting but also to seeing your wallaby cave painting completed. Keep in touch and keep on painting. Cheers, Colette