Red-necked Pademelon

Thylogale thetis.

A female with joey in pouch. These very cute marsupials can be spotted all over the Border Ranges and are quite common in the Lamington National Park.

This one (and several others) was contentedly grazing in the camp ground.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 1st August 2010, This photo: 3:46pm


  • looby88 said:
    definitely very cute, I would have called it a wallaby, shows how much I know , but its face is a bit different if I think about it!!
    great beady eyes, lovely sharp photo with soft background
  • accesser said:
    Nice! One of the Pademelon family lives in the Mt Mee State Forrest but they love to hide in the scrub making them darn hard to capture unless I am shooting landscape with my 17-40 on then they like to stand around in the open until I reach for the camera bag. :P
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Cute David.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well they're like wallabies in that they are marsupials and hop around, but they're much smaller (think large cat sized to medium dog sized). This one isn't the one I shot while laying on the ground, but I was fairly low down anyway.
    [] I've not seen the pademelons on Mt Mee yet. Seen a few wallabies up there though.
    [] So I've been told - oh wait, you meant the pademelon ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Depending on luck you should see them if you do either of the walks from the car park they have a handy drinking area near the falls lookout.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Clearly I've been there at the wrong time of day!
  • AustralisWilds said:
    You have to love O'Reilly's. We visit Lamington almost yearly, always great. Love this pademelon, great shot of the little guy. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed, it's a wonderful place. I must try to fit a camping trip in at some stage as there's so much to see and due to distance we're usually there in the middle of the day, well past the best time for fauna.
  • bradchiplin said:
    This is the best kind of redneck there is!
    Inspires me to want to head back to Lamington.
    Nicely done Dave.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Fun shot!
  • MikeSenior said:
    Great shot David.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed :)
    [] Thanks Mike.
  • SkattyKat said:
    yeah, very sweet shot David - I haven't been to O'Rielly's for years - not entirely keen on the winding drive lol
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Duck Creek Road is dirt, but less winding ;-)
  • Adam Randell said:
    Sharp detail mate!! Excellent DOF & BG tones.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Adam :)
  • Bussabar said:
    Lovely shot ~
  • Jon McManus said:
    Hehe, I'm now getting lens envy! I'm trying to resist the urge to get a large tele prime.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] thanks!
    [] Go on, you know you want to :) The 400/5.6L is relatively cheap (for a super-tele).
  • CharleneM50(formerly photonutt50) said:
    lovely pose . . .nice capture!!