A Wildlife Photographer I Ain’t, but…


I won’t pretend to have any aspirations towards being a wildlife photographer, because I simply haven’t the patience. Or the equipment, to be honest. Hence I was caught short when, out the back of my motel room, a paddock-full of kangaroos grazed at sunset, blithely unfazed by the two young hunting foxes pouncing on crickets and field mice around them, watched over by a barely curious Sulphur-crested cockatoo in Halls Gap a few nights ago.

Just in case you’re unsure about what you’re looking at, the browny-grey humpy things dotted around the centre third are Eastern grey kangaroos, the foxes are around the top left third intersect, and the cockatoo is the big white chap at the front. Oh, and Halls Gap is the pretty mountain village situated in the heart of the Grampians, in Victoria’s western district, where tourists flock every weekend.


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