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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #585 on: January 09, 2014, 07:21:58 PM »
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« Reply #586 on: January 10, 2014, 01:02:53 AM »
On our way to Cape Otway (Victoria, Australia) on a wet and cold morning I found this drenched Koala trying to take shelter.
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Thanks Krob ... I've just been reminded by my son, that we almost ran over that Koala with our car, but stopped just 2 feet short of him ... he looked shaken and nervous, so we pulled over and waited till the Koala climbed up a nearby tree and took the opportunity to photograph him/her ... on our way back from the Great Ocean Road we saw several dead Wallabies, Koalas & fox on the roads ... sad really.
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« Reply #587 on: January 11, 2014, 10:05:37 AM »
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members, it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.
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« Reply #588 on: January 11, 2014, 10:09:10 AM »
a few more from the same Fur Seal colony
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« Reply #589 on: January 11, 2014, 10:11:09 AM »
one Fur Seal splasher
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« Reply #590 on: January 11, 2014, 10:12:41 AM »
... and finally a Baby Fur Seal
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #591 on: January 11, 2014, 11:00:12 AM »
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members, it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.

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« Reply #592 on: January 14, 2014, 12:01:09 AM »


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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #593 on: January 15, 2014, 02:15:29 AM »
These images are from our 2 hour cruise, off the Phillip Island Coast (on the very friendly Wildlife Cost Cruises), Vic, Australia ... we are told that this little island is home to around 14000 Fur Seals ... it was quite an awesome experience to see so many seals in their natural habitat ... although these images may not stand up to some of the awesome images posted by other members, it is one of my truly best memorable experience for  me.

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Thanks for sharing Rienzphotoz ;)
Thanks for the kind words Dylan.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #594 on: January 20, 2014, 04:27:39 AM »
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Sorry about the wrong photo  :-[ ... thanks fro LBphotography for point it out. Will post Meerkat later on meanwhile here is Lemur ... well that was embarrassing ... feel like a dumba$$ right now, especially after my speech about "sacrificial meerkats", "humans can learn from them" and all :-[.
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« Reply #595 on: January 20, 2014, 04:37:16 AM »
I never used to give a second look at the Meerkat enclosure in any zoo I had ever visited ... until I saw a Nat Geo documentary a few years ago ... ever since, whenever I go to a zoo, I look for these hardy little fellas and marvel at their brave and sacrificial spirit, despite their diminutive size .... here is a part of that touching video uploaded by someone on youtube ... we humans have a great deal to learn from these little creatures ... many of you might've already seen that video, just in case you haven't, here it is. Peace
Meerkats Sacrifice Small | Large
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #596 on: January 20, 2014, 05:38:43 AM »
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Hi mate, you got nice shot but wrong description. The animal you captured is Lemur, it is not a Meerkat.

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« Reply #597 on: January 20, 2014, 06:03:42 AM »
The Sacrificial Meerkat at Melbourne Zoo ... this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.
Hi mate, you got nice shot but wrong description. The animal you captured is Lemur, it is not a Meerkat.
Oops, you are correct ... I put the wrong photo  :-[ ... thanks for point it out.
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« Reply #598 on: January 20, 2014, 06:27:44 AM »
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this Meerkat is the look out guy for dangers lurking in the sky ... even though its in a zoo, birds still hunt them down, so the look out guy risks his life to save his clan ... humans have a lot to learn from these little guys.

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I like these little fellows very much and they are must-see stop on every visit to the zoo. Here are two shots from a visit to the Munich zoo last summer. 7D + 70-200 2.8L IS II with 1.4 extender. Enjoy!

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« Reply #599 on: January 21, 2014, 05:51:50 AM »
Here's an image of a 10 days old baby elephant and the mama elephant ... we were very fortunate to see this little guy and I'm told that it was only his 2 outing ... prior to this I had never seen an elephant that young ... it was pretty awesome watching this little guy ducking and weaving in between his mother ... exactly like a shy little human baby being clingy to the mother. Apparently, Dokkoon (the mother) is the first elephant in Australia to give birth a second time.
One of the zoo keepers who was telling us about this baby elephant was very emotional and had tears in her eyes, coz about a week prior to his birth, another elephant calf had choked to death on a suspended tyre ... the poor thing. So the birth of this baby elephant was an emotionally mixed experience for the zoo keepers taking care of the elephants. It is emotionally nerve wrecking to watch these magnificent animals passing away in front of you ... I had once seen an elephant dying in front of me in India and I can never shake that image off my mind, it was very sad. 
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