Snowbat – Common Wombat

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

Wombats can be very timid on approach, so moving towards it in stages in fresh, kneedeep snow was definitely a challenge. After I had been shooting for five minutes, it lay flat on its belly, splayed its back legs behind and shot off down the hill like a tobogganist – a very comical sight.

Mt Buller, Victoria

Sony Alfa 700, 80–200mm handheld, 1/500, f3.5, iso 200

by Vincent Antony, Victoria