Echidna

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Lance B

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My first photo post for Back Country Gallery.

Echidna on a mission to find termites.

Echidnas and Platypus are the only two egg laying mammals in the world. Their group is called Monotremes which include 3 types of Echidna and the Platypus.

This Echidna was on the march looking for a termite mound to get his next meal. Interestingly, he swam across a small lagoon to get to the other side, maybe swimming about 100mts. I was absolutely surprised they could swim so well and it was behaviour I never knew they did. Anyway, he got to the sand between the ocean and the lagoon and then still had to swim again across the small channel of water that connected the lagoon to the sea.

An amazing experience for me to see this behaviour.

He became a little used to me and so I go down on the sand and took this shot, which I am VERY pleased with.

Z7II + 70-200 f2.8S, 1/1000sec, f5, 160mm, ISO160. Click on image to see it in full size.

 

eft

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Wow, you've set the bar high! This is an amazing image on so many levels. Thank you for sharing.
 

Hut2

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Wow that's awesome! Great photo, Thanks for teaching me something too. :cool:(y)
 

Lance B

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Welcome to BCG mate.....what kept you ;)
Cracking low POV, love the raised paw, well documented.

Cheers
Marc
Thank you very much for the welcome and thank very much for your generous comment, Marc.

I was put off by the limited size that images could be posted at - I like to see images large on my UHD screen and the upload size was way too small, IMO, like a postage stamp. However, if I link the image like I do at FM then people can still click on the image to see them at full size. Now that I sorted that out, I will hopefully post here more often.
 

ElenaH

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brilliant image , @Lance B ! I love the PoV and the background. You experience with swimming Echidna is outstanding! Nice animal, by the way. Welcome to BCG!
 

Ralph Bruno

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My first photo post for Back Country Gallery.

Echidna on a mission to find termites.

Echidnas and Platypus are the only two egg laying mammals in the world. Their group is called Monotremes which include 3 types of Echidna and the Platypus.

This Echidna was on the march looking for a termite mound to get his next meal. Interestingly, he swam across a small lagoon to get to the other side, maybe swimming about 100mts. I was absolutely surprised they could swim so well and it was behaviour I never knew they did. Anyway, he got to the sand between the ocean and the lagoon and then still had to swim again across the small channel of water that connected the lagoon to the sea.

An amazing experience for me to see this behaviour.

He became a little used to me and so I go down on the sand and took this shot, which I am VERY pleased with.

Z7II + 70-200 f2.8S, 1/1000sec, f5, 160mm, ISO160. Click on image to see it in full size.

Awesome shot Lance!👍👍
 

Lance B

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@Lance B Amazing frame Lance!
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Ganesh.

brilliant image , @Lance B ! I love the PoV and the background. You experience with swimming Echidna is outstanding! Nice animal, by the way. Welcome to BCG!
Thank you very much for your lovely comments and welcome, Elana.

Very nice picture, sharpness is awesome
Thank you very much for your generous comments, Ripclaw.

Awesome shot Lance!👍👍
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Ralph.

Wonderful shot! Welcome to the forum.
Thank you very much for your kind comment and welcome, Steven..

Neat shot Lance (y)
Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Ira.
 
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