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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

My World Tuesday # 16 The Grampians

I have lived in Oz all my life apart from 3 years overseas in my 20's and I have never seen so many kangaroos in one area as we saw while we were in the Grampians particularly the Wartook Valley.

Wartook

Wartook

Wartook

Just coming out for a peek at the world.

Wartook

It doesn't seem to bad.

Wartook


Wartook

So this is what it is like outside my home.

Wartook

Mmmm I wonder if I will still fit back in there.

Wartook

It doesn't look quite so roomy as it did.
I do think this joey was still having a drink from it's mum.

Wartook

They may look cute but they have long claws and very powerful legs.

Wartook

In full bound.

The Grampians

Early morning.

Wartook

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25 comments:

Tabib said...

Leanne, you got a very good photograph here. I have never seen a wild Kangaroo (except in the zoo).
It amazing how they carry the baby in that pouch.

Gaelyn said...

How fortunate to see so many kangaroos, and the little one too. They are marvelous and especially intriguing to those of us who've never seen them. Yet, they are wild animals. Those are some Big claws.

Kate said...

Lovely photos! Kangas are pretty cool in that they often have three young on the go at one time; one embryo, one joey in the pouch, and one joey on foot.

Catherine said...

Great selection of shots here...love that one in full bound best!!

Lorraine said...

great pics Leanne.....and is that FROST on the ground in the early morning shot????

Marites said...

oh my, kangaroos in the wild! i love the joey peeping out of the pouches. gosh, you're quite to see them and they are so many :)

Guy D said...

Excellent photos Leanne, kangaroos have always fascinated me.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

sixstars said...

Great photos action and detail shots. The kangeroos seem very used to people.

angie said...

Fantastic pictures! I live in a city so I can't see this kind of images very often. Thanks for sharing them.

Annie said...

wonderful post on kangaroos...thanks Leanne...makes me a little homesick!

trashalou said...

Lovely pics. Were they taken at Zumsteins?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning photos Leanne! I'm leaving your blog on the screen for the children to look at all the kangaroos!

Lucy x

Arija said...

Beautiful post on our plentiful kangaroos for which the Grampians are well known. Did you see the Emus on the plains north-west of them as well? In October the Grampians are awash with wildflowers and there are also Koalas at Halls Gap. Great place isn't it.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow - truly amazing photos Leanne!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful snaps of the Kangaroo. I have neither seen them in our place nor in pictures woth so much clarity earlier.

Cicero Sings said...

Marvelous photos of the roos ... my what long claws they have! Loved seeing the little joey peekin' out.

nicolette said...

Thanks for making my morning a very sweet one!

I always love your pictures from OZ and it feels like I had a little tour through kangaroo-land. Like Tabib I only know them from the zoo...!

Jenny said...

It never ceases to amaze me how unique our wildlife is-you have captured their beauty and character amazingly well

May Kristin said...

Such wonderful photos of the kangaroo's!
I need to save some money so I can go and see them for real!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I'm impressed by the wonderful pictures, Leanne! It gives such a good impression of animals we don't get to see here.

linda may said...

G'Day, great photos. Here in canberra there are heaps of Roos around too, we especially see them in the colder weather when they come out and about.

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Leanne aren't they a great sight for first thing in a morning or any time of the day come to that. Young Mel was lucky he didn't end up inside one of those pouches; love the way they are checking him out*!*

Alison Boon said...

I love kangaroos, I guess it comes from not living in a country that has them.

julieQ said...

How beautiful to see them up close. I love the pictures of the joeys in the pouch...so darling.

Guðrún said...

Are kangaroos sometimes dangerous, do they harm people or animals at farms?