Red Kangaroo Mother and Joey

Red Kangaroo Mother and Joey, Flinders Ranges National Park, Southern AustraliaHere’s one from my first trip to Australia back in 2006. I saw a few different species of kangaroo on that trip, including the red kangaroo. This mother and her joey were grazing late in the day near Flinders Ranges National Park in the state of southern Australia. My old manual 600mm f/5.6 lens really created a nice smooth bokeh when the conditions were right with all that out of focus foreground and background and the soft late day light.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 manual focus lens, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60th of a second

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  1. Sue July 17, 2017 at 12:34 am #

    Wonderful image. As though the kangaroos were not amazing enough, the light is absolutely fantastic. It is so red, one could imagine with some trepidation that there must be a wildfire headed in their direction. Glad that was not the case!

  2. Peter Butterfield July 17, 2017 at 6:33 am #

    —– Calm but yet alert
    —– Red Roo family pause between
    —– Day and ensuing night .

  3. Susan Rubeo July 17, 2017 at 6:57 am #

    The images stand out against the hazed background just about Mom & her Joey

    Aunt Sue

  4. GH July 17, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    I like the red ones.

  5. Shardae July 17, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    Beautiful shot. And I love the sass on that Mother!!

  6. Rachel Bellenoit July 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    Gorgeous! And that was one damn good piece of glass!

  7. michael huber July 18, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

    great pic. good color, ect. ) oh what cute aminanals in this pic. )