Quokka and joey

THREATENED SPECIES

I had been watching this mother and joey for two afternoons. The joey was very hesitant to stick its head out of the pouch, but couldn’t resist taking a bite of this leaf. 

Thomson Bay Settlement, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100–400mm, 1/60, f/4.5, ISO 100, Canon 580EXII flash, handheld, Hoya UV filter

Status: The Quokka Setonix brachyurus is listed as Vulnerable.

by Linda Oliver, Queensland