In a shameless exploitation of Oz wildlife tonight's post is of some of the wildlife I "captured" while on our recent weekend with our girls at Yamba.
First up is a tiny hermit crab I found while we were exploring a tidal rock-pool.
I would never have seen it other than as I walked past its shell "ducked" in a way that these common sea snails never do. The odd movement made me look closer.
Second is these two Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) which were lazing around by the water.
I think they are rather beautiful, but it is a kind of beauty that is very much in the eye of the beholder!
Finally in the nearby Yuraygir National Park I snapped a few shots of this lazy mob of Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus).
No that isn't a six-legged Kanga'.
She has a joey who is nearly too big for the pouch.
As she obligingly stood up to have a scratch baby 'Roo swivelled around to pop his/her face out.
He/she must have been hungry because when mum bent over to graze again baby picked at the grass too.
Like I said damn cute