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Lens: Pentax 06 Camera: Pentax Q7 Photo Location: Mosquito Creek, Queensland Australia ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: PJ1, 06-18-2018, 12:07 AM

Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) - the only wallaby with its own genus. This little lady almost cannoned into me this morning as she was heading down to the dam. She sat up as if to say "Take my picture" ... "And my profile too!". I was happy to oblige.

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Thanks for sharing, it does look like she's posing in the first photo.
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I just like the sound of their name, say it out loud, "Swamp Wallaby!" It just sounds cool.
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I remember visiting Australia and having wallaby's pose like this. Nice shot!

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These are very nice images.

Do they pose often?
The behavior you describe sound a lot like how deer behave around here.
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Thanks for commenting. A few observations:

QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
I just like the sound of their name, say it out loud, "Swamp Wallaby!"
Also known colloquially as "Black Jack" or "Stinker". Perhaps not quite so cool!

QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
it does look like she's posing in the first photo
QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
I remember visiting Australia and having wallaby's pose like this.
QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Do they pose often?
It is a typical pose when a wallaby or kangaroo is curious rather than alarmed. I think the roughly human upright stance encourages us to make a comparison with people.

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