Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Wilson's Animals

You may be pleased to know that I am just about out of images from my recent trip to Wilson's Prom.  - although there will be some Prom Birds along later! While the scenery is great, its also a place where you can have some seriously good views of classic Australia wildlife.

Tidal River, which is the 'hub' of the Park has a large population of resident wombats, and in the winter its not that hard to find one trundling about.  Common Wombats are the world largest hole dwelling herbivore, which is not the kind of fact you find on most blogs!



Wombats are rather chunky animals - with large animals being over a meter long and weighing in excess of 30 kg!  (which is over 3 feet long and 60 pounds in old money!)




These are picture of a Swamp Wallaby - he (or she) seemed pretty relaxed about me taking her photograph in the winter sunshine.  In the end he just sat down and disappeared from view.

You can find more shots from around the world (but probably not too many more marsupials) at Our World Tuesday.  SM

25 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing. Such interesting animals.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, awesome looking critters and wonderful photos. Have a happy new week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, awesome looking critters and wonderful photos. Have a happy new week ahead!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I love those little guys and your captures!! How fun! Thanks for sharing, as always!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Fun60 said...

Yes you have the upper hand when it comes to marsupials. I could of course mention the Ashes and the Davies cup but I won't I'll just enjoy these wonderful photos.

David Gascoigne said...

When I visited Australia I used to see highway signs aplenty warning of wombats, but I never did see one; lots and lots of kangaroos but nary a wombat.

TexWisGirl said...

both so cute and unique!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhhhhhhh wonderful shots. I love all you all's (that's Southern) critters

Lee said...

I adore wombats...I think they are just wonderful! I was disgusted, angered and very saddened to read in yesterday's newspaper that some clowns in NSW thought it sport on the weekend just gone to kill some wombats...just for the hell of it. Too many humans in this world of ours are disgusting creatures. To refer to these brain-dead wastes of space as "animals" is a gross insult to animals, in my opinion.

Sorry to dampen the atmosphere, Stewart...but when I read the article in the paper, tears fell.

But when I see the stunning photos you take of our animals and our birds my heart soars. So thank you. :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A three foot 60 pound wombat must make a size-able hole in the ground! A small kid could fall in one and get lost.

Lea said...

I did not know Wombats could get that large!
Great photos of it and the Wallaby, too!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

ladyfi said...

Awww - cute overload!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos! Both are cute critters. Enjoy your week!

Dina said...

You Aussies have the cutest animals! Love your wombat and wallaby pictures.
I just came from a month in NSW, with some good bushwalks. No one does nature like Australia!

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad you added the 'old money' Stewart. Lovely shots and info of the Wombat and I love all the candid shots of the Swamp Wallaby.

genie said...

Yes, I have returned. Have missed your wonderful photos. I have never seen a wombat or a wallaby so it was a treat this morning seeing your pictures. The wombat is awfully puggy and cute. It doesn’t look like he moves very fast, but I bet he can if threatened. Would love to see down his hole. It might just be a magical spot. T’is a shame I was never able to get to New Zealand or Australia while Bud and I were still traveling. They were on our list, though.

NC Sue said...

Great nature shots of creatures I've never seen. Love the diversity of nature.
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Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love these shots- I would never encounter animals such as this in my lifetime, so thank you so much for sharing!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) Fabulous shots of these unique creatures.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have to admit that I had no idea there were different kinds of wallabies! I am so "Northern Hemisphere" I'm afraid!

TheChieftess said...

Fun close ups!!!

Missy George said...

Love those wombats! Thanks for bringing them to visit again. I didn't realize they were that heavy. cute little critters ,they are.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Too much cuteness in one post. I can get over the roundness and fluffiness of the wombats.

Linda said...

Such neat animals!

Bethany Carson said...

Great shots of the wombats! They are neat-looking animals.