Thursday, 21 April 2011

Kangaroo Island - Koalas

Koalas: one of the Island's most famous characters. The koala (like the platypus and Ringtail Possum) is an introduced species and their numbers have truly exploded. Unlike on the mainland, you don't have to try too hard to get your first glimpse of a wild koala.

They may be easy to see but they are still difficult to photograph, usually being high up and obscured by leaves and branches which are likely to be moving in the breeze. I took lots of shots but most of them are out of focus.


Dianne said...

They're just beautiful!

J Bar said...

They say koalas get drunk on the alcohol from fermenting leaves in their stomachs (probably a furphy). Was wondering whether you tried some leaves, as that would explain the out of focus shots. ;)