Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Joey on board.....!!

I spent a very pleasant hour yesterday observing one of the 'mob's' of  kangaroos that inhabit the grounds of Pinnaroo, they really are a delight to watch, the way they interact, the way they stand using their tails for balance and when they decide they're off, unless you're absolutely ready (which as you can see I was not!!) it's too late, they've gone! Every female I saw had a joey in her pouch. The birthing process for the joeys is very unusual, gestation period is 31 - 36 days when the forelimbs are somewhat developed enough to allow the newborn (the size of a lima bean) to climb up and into the pouch and attach to a teat, it stays in the pouch for nine months before starting to leave for short periods, I'd guess from the size of some of those pouches that could be any day now! I am definitely after a picture of a joeys head popping out of a pouch....!!

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful - a sight only to be seen down there! That 1 girl looks like the joey is more than ready!

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  2. Grace, I've been fascinated with kangaroos since elementary school! Someday, I'll get to see them for myself! Yes, photograph a JOEY hanging out of mamma's pouch!

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  3. What a cool thing to see. They do look as though they are ready for a little more room than the pouch provides.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  4. ils sont très beaux, évidement cela me depaysage et me change de mes pigeons ;)

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  5. I find, they are very nice, beautiful shots and documentation.

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  6. So cool - I can't wait to see a photo of a joey peering out!

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  7. What a gorgeous shot - they all looks so... contented!

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  8. Magnificent creature, so beautiful and interesting. Superb post!

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  9. We went to a wildlife park in Cairns where we could walk among the kangaroos and get some close photos. It was a thrill.

    I have discovered your blog through you photos left on other Daily Photo sites, particularly my wife's Scottsdale, Arizona site, and am now pleased to be following your site.

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  10. this shot remember me a movie "skipi the kangaroo"

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  11. I love the first shot. Beautiful capture

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  12. Keep shooting. You;ll get one.

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  13. Wow, those are great shots! My wife and I marveled at these wonderful animals, so much larger and “viewable” than our local Marsupials (Opossums).

    John
    relaxedrush.blogspot.com
    connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

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  14. life is just such a miracle, isn't it? and the way nature has solved the complicated task of gestation in so many different ways. We'll be watching for that joey's head, too.

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  15. This is fabulous! And I also love the great hairdo of the plants in the background. Great shots!

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  16. Fascinating animals.... can't wait to see the Joeys appearing from their pouches :-)

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  17. Grace, these are beautiful! Lovely shots. Thanks.

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  18. Wonderful photos! Sunday night, I watched a television program called Wild Australia that featured information on the huge variety of animals, birds and fish that live in and around Australia and nowhere else on earth. It was fascinating. Such interesting creatures. I hope you get the photo you want.

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  19. wow, i've never seen one before,
    and i guess this is the closest i'd ever get.
    pretty adorable shots! ^0^

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  20. Yes, yes, yes, let's see the babies! :-)

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  21. These are wonderful, Grace. I hardly ever see kangaroos when I look out my window in Connecticut.

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  22. No kangaroos here in Florida either! They are fascinating creatures. I would love to see one of the joeys!

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  23. gosh, you show us wonders!



    Aloha from Waikiki;


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  24. I have seen a couple of kangaroos only in zoos, it is so strange to see a 'herd' of them!

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  25. Soooo australian!! and so unusual for A french people, and so cute!great pictures!

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  26. Got to love a roo post on an Australian blog! Nice one, Grace:-)

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