While taking our Alaskan friend on a tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in April of this year, we came across this yawning Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus).

It's a hard life, eating leaves, being photographed, occasionally changing trees...

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 26th April 2006, This photo: 11:47am

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  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Beautiful shot. You don't see them moving around to much, so to get some action is great
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep - I was even lucky enough to get a small video of one changing trees later in the day.


    (1.3Mb mp4 movie)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    Instant fave!!! This is so terrific, David!
    Is this a baby koala?
  • David de Groot said:
    Hi Maria, No that's a fully grown koala.
    For a bit of perspective it would have been about 2 feet from top to bottom (about 60cm) from memory. I'm guessing of course, because:
    a) I didn't have a ruler with me and
    b) it was 4 months ago and my memory isn't quite as good as it used to be ;)
  • Maki_C30D said:

    thanks for letting me know:-D
  • looby88 said:
    more my kind of creature, I've heard that their breath is rather unpleasant though, not suprising on the diet they eat!
  • salma1 said:
    Soft, furry and adorable... things we don't see everyday!
  • leadegroot said:
    Are you kidding? Have you seen the claws on those things? They aren't related to Dropbears for nothing, you know!
  • imtoootall said:
    Great shot!
  • call_me_heart said:
    hey so nice to see... a good photo..... so cute,so lovely....
    and you know what ? im laughing as i stared thi kind'a pic...
    coz its just like my bigbro.... so nice to hug....
  • Jeff Holbrook said:
    I'm the Founding Admin for the 'Spontaneous Opera Syndrome' Group. We would love for you to add this great image to the Pool! (Comment any 1.)