Thursday, 8 April 2010

Theme Thursday - Thinking outside the box


In the international sporting arena, Australia often punches above its weight.


The flag that we delight in flying is the green'n'gold boxing kangaroo.


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35 comments:

Piyush said...

Wonderful shot of this lovely animal

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful Animals, Great photographs
Costas

James said...

Great shots Juilie! This Kangaroo really knows how to strike a pose.

In Real Life said...

Beautiful photos of fascinating kangaroos!

altadenahiker said...

I'm a sucker for these guys. That last one looks like something out of Wind in the Willows.

Lois said...

What a beautiful animal! That first picture is amazing Julie.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

gorgeous catch...they are all lovely

Tom said...

that's thinking outside the box...whooda thunk it?

Nanc Twop said...

They look like they're very comfortable - just sitting there lounging between 'rounds...

brattcat said...

You not only think outside the box, you think outside the pouch, too. Marvelous.

Rinkly Rimes said...

They look particularly appealing lounging or scratching, as you've pointed out.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful shots...when i saw the claws int he first one i was wondering what was going to come out of that box...a magnificent animal. happy tt!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Interesting take on the theme. I love the detail of the top shot ... it makes the kangaroo look like such a fearsome creature through.

Julie said...

Joan, this one WAS a fearsome creature. To me he was as I could sense his power even when relaxing. And they are big ... and I am so little.

Then two teenage boys came and fed him crackers, and he stood head to head with them. If he had unwound himself fully he would have towered over them. He lost all his grandeur at that moment ... eating crackers and being sort-of food teased. Made me sad, so won't show those shots.

Jayne said...

Beautiful shots :)
Don't think of him as losing his grandeur but more as him showing compassion to lesser species who were currying favour with a master by feeding him ;)

Lachezar said...

I love these creatures and would love to see them in the wild not just in the zoo.
Great Post Julie

Ms. Gibson said...

I flew over here to see your blogs. I also see you are a retired educator. Good for you! I hope to join the ranks in about 5 years. Then I will have more time to blog and take cool photos, like you...
You have a good eye in photography.
Nice to meet you, Julie.

Marka said...

"I've got an itch back there somewhere."

Andrew said...

Haha, I like the way Jayne thinks.

Julie said...

*grin*

Yeah, but she is biased ...

Jill said...

I have never seen such close up and wonderful photos of a kangaroo paw...the claws are VERY impressive.

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots of an Aussie icon.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Wonderful photos of a great Australian. Their breeding arrangements are something special and we "superior beings" could do well to take a leaf out of their book. For one thing they don't breed when things get tough. It all just goes on"hold"...

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I don't know that Oklahoma has anything to compete with a kangaroo. Our only marsupal is a Possum whose only skill is in flopping over and playing dead. Lets see, we have Armadillos? No, no, we just can't top a kangaroo.

tony said...

Tell Me About It!Australia always beats Great Britain at Rugby League (my favourite sport)

Katherine said...

wow Julie...I love these photos..simply amazing!

diane said...

I sure wouldn't like him to box me.

Baino said...

Ah gorgeous. I know they're like big rats but love the buggas. The top photo is fab.

Crazyasa said...

I could have been boxing a kangaroo in my story. Somehow I think I would have lost. lol :) Thanks for visiting!

JeffScape said...

I love these. So does my nephew, who's in a bit of a marsupial phase.

AB said...

Great nature shots. I love the way these kangaroos lounge on the grass. Perhaps, symbolising the laid back side to Australian life?

PattiKen said...

That's thinking WAY outside the box. These are wonderful photos, especially the first.

Serge Cornillet said...

So typical from your country, they seem to be happy.:D
Serge

Dreamhaven said...

I love most things Aussie. Wonderful photos, especially the first one. Happy TT

Gary said...

Fantastic photographs and certainly thinking outside the box. Love the top photo with its power that is a little scary.