Short-Beaked Echidna, near Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, AustraliaShort-beaked echidnas weren’t exactly all over the place, but I did see quite a few of them throughout my trip in Tasmania. Most commonly, I saw them foraging along the side of the road while I was driving from one place to another. This guy was gulping up ants on a small hill on my approach to Cradle Mountain National Park.
Nikon D810 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 220mm) ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/1000th of a second

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  1. michael huber July 12, 2017 at 1:43 am #

    great pic. ) is thing called ant eater.? )

  2. Peter Butterfield July 12, 2017 at 6:13 am #

    —– Natures treasures here
    —– Thus generously arrayed
    —– So why the long face .

  3. Susan Rubeo July 12, 2017 at 6:14 am #

    Funny looking but you got to eat!
    Didn’t care about being photographed
    Great Shot again

    Aunt Sue

  4. Laura Mann July 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    Somewhere in the gene/DNA lineage, there’s a porcupine who is thinking; “what went wrong?” Great shot, Sean!