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August 1, 2011

In my post about “Scale in photography” I promised you more Austalian animals….

This is Geehi at Swampy Plain River, NSW, Australia:

What a beautiful and peaceful place.

And this is the scene, where I met what I regard as the most typical of the Australian animals. The kangaroo!

First, we discovered a few………

And they were not afraid, as we very excited but cautiously approached in the hazy and slightly rainy morning….

But a little later this morning – a few meters away – we suddenly watched this scenery:

A very large group of kangaroos grazing peacefully – and watched us curiously…..

We were speechless, and spent much time just enjoying the encounter with all these unique animals in such a peaceful and beautiful location.

A great experience which I wished could last an eternity when it happened.

……………………………………But at last we decided to leave – and so did our kangaroo friends:

36 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 9:00 pm

    This is a wonderful sequence of your kangaroo experience. It is always amazing to come into contact with wild animals in their own natural habitat. Great shots.


    • August 8, 2011 9:21 pm

      I must admit that I have not previously expected to meet these wild animals on this overwhelming way! And certainly not in a marvelous and beautiful scenery like this.


  2. August 1, 2011 10:07 pm

    What a thrill to see the “roos” that close and then to capture the moment with such great shots !

    Thanks for sharing with us.


  3. August 1, 2011 10:17 pm

    Excellent Photos !


  4. August 2, 2011 12:14 am

    these are the best pics E V E R !!!!!!!


  5. August 2, 2011 4:46 am

    wow, must be exciting to see them that close, and great shots. I only saw one from a distance at the zoo and he was sleeping, lol.


    • August 8, 2011 9:26 pm

      The first kangaroos I saw in Australia was in a Zoo in Sydney – they were sleeping too 😉


  6. August 2, 2011 5:32 am

    Det er morsomt med dyr og disse må jo ha vært et eventyr å oppleve.


    • August 8, 2011 9:26 pm

      Det var en fantastisk oplevelse – meget større end forventet!


  7. August 2, 2011 10:46 am

    Lovely to see this! Very good shots indeed, Truels!

    Da vi var i Australia fikk vi også se kenguruer i forskjellige settinger. Vi fikk i tillegg denne historien i forhold til navnet:

    En engelskmann opplevde dette dyret for første gang og pekte på det og spurte:
    Hva kaller dere disse dyrene?
    Aborigineren svarte: Jeg forstår ikke hva du sier (som hørtes ut som kangaroo for engelskmannen…) Vel, jeg kan ikke med sikkerhet si om dette er sant, – men en god historie er det uansett!
    Ha en flott tirsdag, Truels!


    • August 8, 2011 9:28 pm

      Thanks for the story explaining the name of the kangaroo! (in Norwegian – anybody want a translation to English?!)


  8. August 2, 2011 4:10 pm

    Wow, that’s exciting to be so close to the Kangaroos. Great story to coincide with your photos. The last one makes me laugh. Great background.


    • August 8, 2011 9:31 pm

      Thanks for the comment – we cheated a bit with the last picture (I’m not saying how – you must not frighten the wild animals!)


  9. August 2, 2011 4:58 pm

    Wow, the landscape in the background looks so pretty and also a bit scary 🙂


    • August 8, 2011 9:36 pm

      With these misty low clouds the landscape seemed to be magical and beautiful to me!


  10. August 2, 2011 7:13 pm

    Wild! 🙂

    When seen en masse like that, they remind me of a larger-than-life grey squirrel. I bet the Aussie’s think of them that way!


  11. August 3, 2011 5:16 pm

    Another wow. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be there seeing all those kangaroos – very exciting.


  12. August 6, 2011 5:05 am

    I really like your shots from Australia. It looks like a place worth visiting 🙂


  13. August 7, 2011 6:09 am

    So many and lovely kangaroo photos! I have seen them only at zoos. Especially I love the last photo which is actually an action photo!


  14. August 7, 2011 7:14 pm

    You have really met the Australians! 🙂
    That last one was priceless – envious.


  15. August 8, 2011 6:35 am

    Those last two shots are fantastic. Also, your new place of employment looks wonderful!


    • August 8, 2011 9:49 pm

      Thank you, Kala. I feel very lucky, that I got this job.
      For those who do not know where I’m working now – it’s here:
      AND: It’s a super place for bringing and using a camera after work 😉


      • singlestrokechime permalink
        August 13, 2011 10:16 am

        Truell, what a nice place to work in. If I have a chance to visit Denmark, I must try to make it to see Den Gamle By. Thanks for the link. BRgds Vincent


  16. August 14, 2011 1:03 pm

    Totally amazing sight ! How wonderful to be able to see kangaroes that close and, last but not least, to capture such great images !


    • August 14, 2011 6:46 pm

      It was such a great experience – and it’s wonderful to revisit the experiences in the photos.



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