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Do not return from Australia without seeing a kangaroo. Meeting them was not a problem for me when I was in the bush. Quite a few times, they happened to sit under the shadow of a tree, hiding there until the evening when it was usually cooler. It was then easy to take a few pictures. The other day, encouraged by the sound of the engine, they stood erect, looking at a car passing by. Once, having been driving for almost one hour and having not seen any animal at all, we found the sight we suddenly caught of a group of about six kangaroos blocking our way absolutely exhilarating. We had no other option but to stop the car. We did not take any photographs on that occasion. Fortunately, that was not our last encounter with these animals. On hot days, the kangaroos usually started withdrawing slowly, after we had taken a few photos. They negotiated all kinds of obstacles that blocked their way, jumping over them (up to 9 meters!). Indeed, their jumping ability was amazing. Whenever they wanted to retreat quickly, it took them just a few seconds to disappear in the bush. Now, my gallery features a photo of kangaroo that I took during my bird photo workshop. While I was working on the photos,  it turned out I actually photographed two different species of kangaroo and two species of  wallaby. The second picture presents the common wallaroo. Coming to the eastern grey kangaroo, its name reflects its actual size, as it is up to 2 meters long and weighs up to 90 kilograms. It inhabits the entire area of the eastern Australia. Kangaroo mothers look after their young for a long period of time. Pregnancy lasts about thirty three days. After the young kangaroo is born, it spends ten months in the pouch. When it emerges from the pouch, it is fed with milk for the next nine months. The full reproduction cycle takes almost two years. There is over a dozen of species. I am glad that I had an opportunity to photograph several of them. After all, the kangaroo (alongside koala) is one of the symbols of Australia. Unfortunately, the gallery does not present any photo of the koala, because I had too little time for these animals. However, I am looking forward to returning to Australia and getting another opportunity to photograph not only koalas, but also budgerigars.

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News gallery birds:
1.Australian bustard.2.Emu.3.Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.4.White-faced Heron.5.Brolga.6.Green Figbird.7.Zebra Finch.8.Rainbow Lorikeet.9.Pheasant Coucal.10.Australian Pelican.11.Olive-backed Sunbird.12.Yellow Honeyeater.13.Apostlebird.14.Magpie Goose.15.Superb Fairywren. 16.Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.17.Noisy Friarbird.18.Straw-necked Ibis.19.Welcome swallow.20.Black Kite.21.Gala. 22.Plumed Whistling Duck.23.Dollarbird.24.Sacred Kingfisher.25.Masked Lapwing.26.Varied triller.27.Little friarbird. 28.Black-shouldered Kite.29.Laughing Kookaburra.30.Comb-crested jacana.31.Sharp-tailed sandpiper.32.Red-whiskered Bulbul.33.Peaceful Dove. 34.Bush stone curlew.  35.White-throated honeyeater.36.Australian Brushturkey.37.Noisy miner.38.New Holland Honeyeater. 39.Crimson Finch. 40.White-breasted Woodswallow.41.Australian King Parrot.42.Australian Wood Duck.43.Great Bowerbird.44.Little Pied Cormorant.45.Black-billed Koel.46.Australian Raven.47.Spangled drongo.48.Spiny-cheeked honeyeater.49.Willie Wagtail.50.Wedge-tailed Eagle.51.Common Myna.52.Lewin's Honeyeater.53.Eastern Spinebill.54.Chestnut-breasted Munia.55.Rainbow Bee-eater. 56.Blue-winged Kookaburra.57.Common bronzewing.58.Wandering whistling duck.59.Helmeted Friarbird.60.Crested Pigeon.61.Pied Currawong.62.Brown-backed honeyeater.63.Yellow-faced honeyeater.64.Grey-headed honeyeater.65Yellow-throated miner.66.Scaly-breasted munia.67.Masked Woodswallow.68.Hardhead.69.Pale-headed Rosella.70.Blue-faced Honeyeater.71.Grey Butcherbird.72.Australian magpie.73.Black-winged Stilt.74.Whistling kite.75.Black Swan.76.Royal Spoonbill.77.Double-barred Finch.78.Broad-billed Flycatcher.79.Australian Swamphen.80.Brown Falcon.81.Pied Butcherbird.82.White-browed scrubwren.83.Silvereye.84.Rufous-throated Honeyeater.85.Black-faced Cuckooshrike. 86.Red backed fairywren.87.Pacific black duck. 88.Magpie-lark. 89.Red winged parrot.90.Zitting Cisticola.91Cotton Pygmy Goose.92.Pallid Cuckoo. 93.Australian Kestrel.94.Crimson Rosella.95.Forest Kingfisher.96.Australian coot.97.Red-browed Finch.98.Australian White Ibis.99.Australasian Darter.100.Pied oystercatcher.101.Striated Heron.103.Cattle Egret.103.Great Egret.104.Intermediate Egret.105.Sooty Oystercatche.106.Green pygmy goose.107.Brush Wattlebird.
News gallery reptiles:
1.Yellow Spotted Monitor. 2. Eastern blue-tongued lizard. 3.Jewel Rainbow. 4.Sand Monitor. 5.Nobbi Dragon. 6.Saw-shelled turtle.
News gallery mammals:
1. Dingo. 2. Flying fox. 3. Agile wallaby. 4. Eastern grey kangaroo. 5.Common wallaroo. 6.Whiptail Wallaby.
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