Thursday, January 15, 2009

Koala

This was not taken at the zoo; on my bicycle ride last Sunday I spotted this koala in a tree at the side of the road. This is one of the reasons I like bike riding; you see much more than when driving and you can stop pretty much anywhere to take a photo.

8 comments:

Ann said...

Hi Gordon,

You must have telescopic eyes to see this koala. Good job!

I have been to the bush in Queensland, and have never seen a koala. But then, I was in a car. I agree with you about riding a bike, and stopping when you wish. Of late, i started walking to look for things of interests to photograph.

Thanks for your photos and commentary.

Cheers,

Ann

Julie said...

Really ... beside the road. How extraordinary. I have never seen a koala in the wild. What a joy it must have been for you.

zbtjkarapilot said...

Are you in an area where you can see kangaroos in the wild?

Gordon said...

zbtjkarapilot - I have seen kangaroos in bushland not that far out from Adelaide, but have yet to get a good close up photo.

When I lived in the country I frequently saw them; had to be really careful when driving, especially at night as they often jump out in front of vehicles.

Babooshka said...

I am sucker for these cuties. In fact Australian wildlife fascinates me anyway. Adorable.

alicesg said...

Oh I love the koala. It looked so cute.

Steffe said...

I'd love to be able to spot a koala on my bike rides. It will never happen of course but I do see Elks every now and then.

Iv Sadovsky Photography said...

This is sooo cute!