Thursday, 17 May 2007

Shining Fur

Shining Fur

Mr Koala perched upon a tree at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. The sun shining from above give his opaque fur some golden highlighting. Although some may say that the leaves at the foreground maybe distracting, I felt that it gives some depth towards the picture and bring the shy koala natural character out.

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae.
The Koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.

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