Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Black Wallaby / Swamp Wallaby

A slice of pure Australiana this week - these are Black Wallabys, or as I was introduced to them Swamp Wallabys.

These are a solitary wallaby that I tend to see the rear of more often than the front - they are a wee bit shy and tend to bounce off at the slightest sound.  The first set of shot show how effective a car can be as a hide (blind) when photographing wildlife.  The first three pictures were taken at Wilsons Prom.

I think that the second animal has become used to people as it was loitering near the edge of a woodland carpark near Kinglake.  In fact, this second animal may be unwell, as it had a large growth on the right side of its face (which I have chosen not to show).






I also suspect that this large dark animal may be source of many of the 'big cat' reports the surface from time to time in Victoria.

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.


23 comments:

Bas van Es said...

geweldig zoals zij je ook aankijkt

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, cool shot of the Wallaby. They are neat critters. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Thanks for letting me peek with you. :)

All shots I could never get. I'm not one to sit behind a blind. I'm pretty much a constant motion kind of person.

carol l mckenna said...

What an exquisite animal and beautiful photos!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

looks almost like a bear. :)

Karen Knight said...

Wow great shots!!!

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a great week!
Lea

Valerie said...

Great captures, Stewart. I too was blessed to come across (separately) seven of these cute creatures as I was driving across the Strzlecki trail, only one of which was kind enough to sit long enough for me to take a photo (albeit through the car windscreen!). Keep warm!

Kalantikan said...

Interesting and favored shots you got there. It looks so big when standing although you said it is a wallaby.

diane b said...

Great wildlife shots. They look quite different to our wallabies.

Linda W. said...

Oh what a cutie! What is the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo?

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots Stewart. it certanly has a huge strong tail

Adam Jones said...

I wouldn't want to mess with that first one. It looks like it could really pack a punch.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Outstanding images ..I love these creatures.. :-))) ..

Cloudia said...

Sweet!

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

Makes me think of the cartoons when I was a kid. Sylvester the cat thought it was an overgrown large mouse. Of course no one believed him and he always came out beaten and bruised after taking it on in a fight.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Can only imagine how excited I would be seeing these interesting animals on a drive by! It would be amazing to do a camping (RV) trip with lots of stops for hiking and exploring!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that was a dark one. Love it. :)

Missy George said...

Great shots..What is the difference between a Wallaby and a Kangaroo?? I seem to forget..Have a fun week...

Mary Cromer said...

Oh I had to take a peek at your Wallaby shares too, they are so NEAT. We have a few at our local zoo, but just not the same as seeing them in the wild~

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

It definitely looks different than other wallabies. I didn't know there are several Species or subspecies (not sure what is the correct term).

Kay L. Davies said...

Oooh, wobblies — I didn't know they came in black. How wonderful.
— Kay
Alberta, Canada

Dave Lewis said...

More cool reasons to visit "Down Under!" I don't think I'll find one of those in Ohio...