Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ah yeah, that's the spot!


Here's one from the archives. It's from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket. Koalas aside (of which there are loads), you can see a whole host of Aussie native animals there. Everyone loves feeding the kangaroos. Consequently they are so well fed they turned their noses up at the food we offered and instead lounged around waiting for a belly scratch.

I heard this story once about an American film all about Australia being made on Fraser Island, a couple of hundred kilometres north of here. It's a stunning sand island that would have made a perfect backdrop but for the fact that there were no kangaroos on the whole island. So desperate were the film makers to have shots of kangaroos bounding through the bush, they managed to cut a deal with Lone Pine and fly some kangaroos to the island to be film stars. Unfortunately for the film makers, the kangaroos were more interested in wandering up to the cameras and getting cuddles from the crew than strenuous bouncing around so the whole project was shelved.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Love this shot! But tell me ... from the cock of the head, is this child unable to see?

Christmas Creek Whisper said...

That is simply gorgeous picture Cara, (and I will leave it to you to comment on Julie's comment.)

cara said...

That's my wee one! The photo is 6 years old and she now stands just a tad taller than my shoulder (I'm 5'6"). She's not blind... although I must admit to asking her if she is from time to time.

Paul said...

I too love this photo, I thought that look like a kangaroo, no cant be but it was.
I can see why the film makers had a problem, they really do not look wild.

biebkriebels said...

What a sweet photo, he really is very releaxed. Funny story too about the movie-makers!

Alan said...

Haha - hope your daughter doesn't follow our blog:-) Can't say I noticed the angle of the head myself. This is hil-ari-ous! I visited this place on one of our Brisbane escapades and am considering posting some embarrassing photos when I wrap up my blog.

Alan said...

Of course, that should read "your blog"...:-)

Rae Walter said...

Beautiful capture Cara.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a cute photo! Love the connection of child and wildlife! Didn't know about the Fraser Island story!

lee said...

My kids thought this photo was great... I has never seen a roo in this position? Love your blog by the way!

Stan said...

That's hysterical!! Looks like the kangaroo is smiling! Wonderful capture--

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