Sneaking a peek at a rock-wallaby joey

By AG STAFF September 12, 2014
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An inquisitive joey checks out the view in Granite Gorge, North Queensland

Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Henry Cook, for his image, ‘Mareeba Rock Wallabies’.

Says Henry, an ecologist and wildlife photographer from Scarborough, Western Australia:

 “This young Mareeba Rock Wallaby (Petrogale mareeba) joey peered out of the pouch while its mother dozed in the afternoon sun.

Wildlife photography is tough at the best of times so to get up close to your subject without distressing them, photographers will often seek out habituated animals. The Mareeba rock wallabies at Granite Gorge, near Mareeba in North Queensland, have grown accustomed to years of tourists and campers so can be approached closely.

The challenge is to get a great shot before they put their nose on your camera lens.”


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