Kangaroo takes an afternoon nap in the sun.
There is only one content in the world you can see a wild Australian kangaroo and that is this one, kangaroos are an iconic Australian symbol which falls part of our coat of arms and is the primary symbol for our national Airline carrier Qantas. Though you may not be aware but there are several different species of Kangaroo. This one I have been lucky enough to get close to but say the Big Red kangaroo I would not even attempt to get this close. Though generally well tempered if you got one angry it could attack you with its very long claws.
I believe this to be an Eastern Grey Kangaroo though it might be an Western Grey kangaroo based on the photos locality. I was camping i the Flinders Ranges at the time of taking this picture and saw this fellow having a nap in the sun. As a photographer you know that you have to take any opportunity that presents its self as you never know when you will have the opportunity again. So I decided to sneak up at ground level very slowly taking as many photos as he would let me. Amazingly I was able to get up really close to capture this image and decided to slowly back off and allow my new friend some undisturbed sleeping time. I could not believe just how lucky I was.
The Flinders Ranges are only a maximum of six hours from Adelaide and when you visit please allow at least three full days to discover all.
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