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Raymond Island (a small island in the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria, Australia (about 300 km/190 miles from Melbourne) is a brilliant place to see koalas in the wild.

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia, found in coastal areas of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland in the north.

It has a body length of 60–85 cm (24–33 in) and weighs 4–15 kg (9–33 lb). The colour of its coat ranges from silver grey to chocolate brown.

Koalas inhabit open eucalypt woodlands as the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet. This eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content so koalas are largely sedentary animals and sleep up to 20 hours a day.

A huge THANK YOU to David (HobbitDave),Jennnnn (taggart), Lynne (Drighlynne), Len (len1950) and Ron (rontear) for their User Awards.

Tags: Victoria Koala Lake victoria Wildlife and nature EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE RAYMOND ISLAND

Voters: CarolG, HobbitDave, taggart and 29 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 Feb 2016 5:45PM
A lovely image, Jean-Noel.
27 Feb 2016 5:51PM
Isn't he gorgeous! I wish they lived in this country, he'd be welcome in my trees anytime!

Dave Wink
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
27 Feb 2016 6:00PM
A super koala bear portrait!
27 Feb 2016 6:06PM
Absolute beauty Jean-Noel, a very endearing image. SmileSmile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2016 6:07PM
love that look in v2 especially
27 Feb 2016 6:29PM
Excellent captures
Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2016 6:45PM
Now these I really love.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
27 Feb 2016 7:55PM
Even better Jean-Noel. My award.
27 Feb 2016 10:56PM
Well captured.
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
27 Feb 2016 11:08PM
A superb koala shot.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
28 Feb 2016 4:47AM
Very good details and closeup my friend.

jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2016 7:34AM
Great set

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