Deja Vu at Cape Hillsborough, Northern Tropical Queensland, Australia

Having spent a fabulous week here at Cape Hillsborough en route northern Queensland, I just couldn’t resist to stop over at this magical habitat again on my way south. The intention of seeing wallabies by the beach again was most definitely worth a detour.

Sunrise @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Sunrise @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Dating time as per usual at sunrise. The weather forecast was sunny and relatively calm for the next few days. I might even get Maniyak back on to the water as well.

First light @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

First light @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

The sun surfaced in between Wedge Island and Cape Hillsborough Headland.

Silhouette  @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Silhouette @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

That means in photographic terms, I should get some terrific photos, outlining the wallaby’s silhouette.

Silhouette in painting @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Silhouette in painting @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

That’s what I aimed for. 3 months ago on my previous visit, the sun came up right behind Wedge Island and blocked off first sunlight. That confirms subconsciously, that the earth is moving. Pretty cool really.

A lone Agile Wallaby @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

A lone Agile Wallaby @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Some wallabies lined the foreshore already on my arrival by beach.

Agile Wallaby with the eye of the sun @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Agile Wallaby with the eye of the sun @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Others gradually emerged later as first sunlight appeared over the horizon. It has become their daily routine over the years.

Staring at the sun @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Staring at the sun @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

This is where wallabies are feeding and watch the sunrise at the same time. I couldn’t ask for a better breakfast show. Eventually, all members of this mob settled on the beach.

Crowded beach @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Crowded beach @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

It got a bit crowded at times.

Seagulls join the party @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Seagulls join the party @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Even a seagull joined the occasion. Everyone wanted a spot in the sun.

Family breakfast @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Family breakfast @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

There certainly was a family vibe all around.

Skippy, the lone kangaroo @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Skippy, the lone kangaroo @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Skippy, the only kangaroo of this group, was in his curious element. He came up close and initiated, that he would meet me later by the shoreline. He seemed in an entertaining mood.

Moving around @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Moving around @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

The Agile Wallabies were still appreciating the rising sun.

Waiting for his audience  @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Waiting for his audience @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Skippy meanwhile leapt to the shoreline and waited for his audience to arrive.

Beans or fleas? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Beans or fleas? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

He was full of beans, or possibly fleas. Scratching his pelt resulted in some entertaining shadow figures.

A deer? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

A deer? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

What’s that Skip? A deer? Deer me!

A goat? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

A goat? @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Does this one look like a goat?

Show is almost over @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Show is almost over @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Well, Skippy had to get on with his day and so did I. He did that with spectacular agility. 

Spectacular move @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

Spectacular move @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

A 180 degree turn from a standstill. Just like that. Skippy’s tail propels his body up while his upper torso turns at the same time. His feet extended, allowing him to shoot off in the opposite direction.

And there he goes @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

And there he goes @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Tropical, Australia

I don’t know how I was able to capture this movement, but I did.

Always happy to meet these cuties for breakfast @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Queensland, Australia

Always happy to meet these cuties for breakfast @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Queensland, Australia

 I am glad that I came to farewell this mob of Agile Wallabies. Who knows when I will bypass this area again. I highly recommend anyone to experience this early morning gathering.

Good morning sunshine @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Queensland, Australia

Good morning sunshine @ Cape Hillsborough, Tropical Northern Queensland, Australia

This really is a prime location for animals and humans to welcome a new day. It will be a highlight to treasure forever.

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