The Koala and the Brolga

This is my second post from Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra.

We would have been happy just seeing the kangaroos from my first post, but our next encounter was with an Australian crane in the rain in the Sanctuary Enclosure.  This large, beautiful bird is known as a brolga (grus rubicunda).

Brolga in the rain

Also in the enclosed area were some koalas.  Koalas can be sleepy animals, comfortably cuddling trees, but we were lucky enough to see this one on the move.

Koala climbing swinging

Their bodies seem much longer when they are climbing, until they reach the top and squash back down again.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. adspark says:

    Love the crane shot! Beautiful!

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  2. Kim in Fiji says:

    Beautiful stuff! I really envy you your ability to get great animal photos. I don’t know if it is a fancy camera or special skill or exceptional patience – but whatever it is, good on ya, Girl!

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  3. Wow! What amazing pics and clearly what an experience!

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