Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kinda' Cute, Kinda' Ugly and Damn Cute

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


Wendy R said...

Your blog is a vision of natural delight. I envy you these daily pleasures. Good for the soul. w

mshatch said...

Aw, those Kangaroos are adorable!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww baby Joey!!! But I must admit to having a thoroughly soft spot for hermit crabs!!! Awwww! Take care

Kathleen Jones said...

I also love the hermit crab and the pelicans are gorgeous! We live in such a beautiful world.