Joey hanging on to mum
Spring is a great time in Australia. Especially up here in Queensland. The temperatures quickly start to rise, trees flower and shoot fresh growth, Magpies swoop passers-by trying to protect their newborns and there seems to be new little critters everywhere. Everyday there is another wildlife surprise turning up. Even the pool filter is a collection of new Australian beasties, trying to escape the grips of the creepy crawly.
This Joey, baby koala was clinging to it mother, while being harassed by a swooping magpie, and a budding photographer (that’s me, well I wasn’t really harassing them). All this happened on my daughters primary school grounds, would you believe. 🙂
They sure look cute and cuddly, but look at mums claws clinging the tree. I think she would shred you up pretty quickly, even though they appear slow and lethargic.
This was a quick snap taken when she stopped momentarily climbing the tree. It was strongly backlit, which helped show off those hairy ears. I used onboard fill flash to help balance the light