Same little koala that I posted yesterday before he'd got himself into a comfy position
in the branches.
I saw this youngster walking the path, and then he disappeared and I realised he
was climbing the Lilly Pilly tree, his favourite for a nap. I just had to go
get the camera considering he was quite low in the tree, and here's one of the
shots I got before he went off to sleep.
One of the favourite trees for the young koalas is this particular one where the
climb is slanted and easy to manage. I walked down to the horse-paddock fence-line
to take photos, but he would not wake for me and this was about the best shot I
got this time.
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As its my birthday and our family is celebrating I may not get around to
commenting on your photos tonight - depending on how late the night is by the time we get home.
An exhausted youngster
As luck would have it... I was outside walking around without my camera when this
young koala ambled over to the same path I was on, and walking on all fours he
veered onto another pathway and found a tree to climb. In the meantime I headed indoors
grabbed a camera and changed lens then went back to find which tree he'd climbed. Unfortunately
I had trouble getting a front-on shot and this was the best I could do without
endangering myself. Koalas wear out quickly when they move around during the day
and usually try and find the easiest tree to climb, which he did this particular day.
Curly, this year's youngster
Dick saw him walking around and called me, but by the time I got my camera and changed the lens he'd gone up this tree. Later he moved to a taller tree and out of my range and this morning was no-where to be seen. Maybe he's gone next-door to check out their trees.
A side view
He's in a different tree today, would have been tiring climbing this one,
it has a very tall and straight trunk and the only branches coming outwards
are up very high. The leaves are quite a different colour and shape,
but its still a eucalypt (gum-tree). I had the devil of a job getting
this shot and this was the best I could do from any angle.
Wake up sleepyhead!
He's back in his favourite tree, up a bit higher, so not so good for photographing.
I tried waking him with a few snorts, but he just couldn't be bothered!
Please go away, I want to sleep!
What a comfy spot for a koala - even if it was 38C at the time!
Another hot day, the koala is making the most of a shady spot in a tree.
Tired little koala
A couple pulled up in their car to take photos of the little koala, so
I got my camera out and took a few photos myself. The couple were from
overseas and this was the first koala they'd seen since arriving in
Australia. This is the same baby koala I have featured
from time to time, but he's in a different tree today.
Today the temperature reached 37.4C, that's about 100-F, and quite hot.
Maybe this branch is more comfy
Our visiting koala on a different branch & day, but the same tree.