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A huge THANK YOU to Carol (CarolG),Lynne (Drighlynne) and Helen (HelenMarie) for their User Awards yesterday.

The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia, found in coastal areas of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

This series of photos was taken on Raymond Island (a small island in the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria, Australia (about 300 km/190 miles from Melbourne) where koalas live in the wild.

Koalas are largely sedentary animals and sleep up to 20 hours a day so it was a real treat to see one running towards me. He wasn’t scared. He was running at first, then slowed down, stopped for a short time and looked at me before climbing up a tree.

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

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
28 Feb 2016 5:45PM
Wonderful SmileSmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2016 6:09PM
An amazing set and wonderful to see the close ups.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2016 6:48PM
One can only imagine your joy and witnessing and capturing this wonderful creature in the wild. Great photography J-N.

Thanks for sharing

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
HelenMarie 5 62 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2016 9:22PM
How wonderful Smile

EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
28 Feb 2016 10:24PM
Enjoying his ramble - delightful set.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
29 Feb 2016 3:32AM
Lovely focus and capture my friend.


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