How much can a Koala Bear?, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Grumpy Bear still looking grim at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Grumpy Bear still looking grim at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Grumpy bear meanwhile hadn’t moved much. Still the same body language and facial expressions. This koala doesn’t seem very tired, but it doesn’t move too far either. I wonder why!

koala gymnastics at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

koala gymnastics at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The koala in the furthest eucalyptus tree from me started his aerobic class. Nothing like a good stretch. Before sitting down again.

Bluey Bear more awake? at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Bluey Bear more awake? at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Blue Bear seemed to have his second wind it appears.

A smiley bear in sepia at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A smiley bear in sepia at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He is in a slightly different and is that even a smile?

Don’t drop anything at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Don’t drop anything at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Maybe he is still sleepy! I hope he is not dropping anything as I was standing right underneath him.

Still a little sleepy at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Still a little sleepy at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A not so common koala view.

 

Moms energy is fading fast at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Moms energy is fading fast at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom’s energy levels were clearly dwindling.

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Being harassed by her offspring for most of the afternoon seems to have taken a toll on her.

Nutritional food source at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Nutritional food source at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Junior finally got what he was aiming for.

Sucking the life out of mom at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sucking the life out of mom at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Surely, this is the moment he had been waiting for.

Vampire koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Vampire koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He gently pushed mom in a rocking chair position and made a meal of this opportunity. She almost appears paralysed being, injected with some venom.

Careful with those teeth! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Careful with those teeth! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

‘Be careful with those teeth’ she might have said. Her resistance faded, Junior’s persistence paid out in healthy milk.

Comfortable position for mom and youngster! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Comfortable position for mom and youngster! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom’s seat was way too comfortable to give up. Bliss. She wasn’t going anywhere for a while.

Injection of happiness at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Injection of happiness at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Her offspring came back to life however.

Spotting relatives in the tree crowns at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Spotting relatives in the tree crowns at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Look mom, cousin Frank is up there.

thanks mom! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

thanks mom! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Can I go and play with him?

See ya later for dessert! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

See ya later for dessert! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He came up with a quick ‘Ta-Da’ before he disappeared in the higher tree branches. That’s where the juiciest leaves are found.

Finally some peace! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Finally some peace! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Finally. Mom had found some well-deserved peace of mind.

So very tired! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

So very tired! at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Her facial expressions and body language speak louder than words. Being a mom is tough.

Resting koala in sepia at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Resting koala in sepia at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Bliss for her, for a little while at least. I used this rare opportunity to use some of my other favourite camera settings.

Black and white picture frame  at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Black and white picture frame at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I like them all.

a very young koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

a very young koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

To my very surprise, a 6th koala entered the show. This one was the youngest and shyest member of this mob. This very young koala had been hidden from me and my camera all this time.  No wonder that mom looked a bit grim at times.

Better Safe then sorry at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Better Safe then sorry at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

She decided to move on to higher places with her milk depending young.

Hang on to my belly at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Hang on to my belly at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

She moved along the branches with ease, youngster held on for the ride.

Camouflaged double pack at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Camouflaged double pack at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Amazing how this young one blends into mom’s camouflaged fur. Crikey, this just keeps getting better and better. I could have set up camp right there and then and watch and photograph this active and highly entertaining koala family.

Mom will be resting for a while at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom will be resting for a while at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 Mom was still hanging in her peaceful environment. She totally enjoyed a good rest after earlier’s escapades. Her arms look extremely long in this frame, almost like a lemur on Madagascar. Sleep well and a big thank you for an entertaining and captivating spectacle.

Not quite awake, but in a different position, Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Not quite awake, but in a different position, Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fairly young Bluey Bear seemed to have woken up now. A different position under blue skies, yet with intriguing facial illustrations.

trying to keep his eyes on me wasn’t easy, Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

trying to keep his eyes on me wasn’t easy, Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Every now and then, he looked me straight in the eyes. How cute, he wasn’t far away at all.

Ninja Koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Ninja Koala appeared at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was time for afternoon stretches. Ninja koala appeared out of nowhere.

High Five at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

High Five at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The sharp claws needed for effortless tree movements are striking on this frame.

Energy power leaf at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Energy power leaf at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A power snack whilst exercising is always a good idea. Enough of that, time for a snooze.

Koalas leaf here at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Koalas leaf here at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was time for me to farewell these inspirational, highly fascinating and entertaining mammals.                                                                                                                It felt like weight of relief was lifted off my shoulders. I hope that this reflects within this post.

Happy koala  at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Happy koala at Woodburn, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 

I would like to share this as my first post for 2020 as both, a reminder on how we should interact with each other, as well as sharing some happy photos of unharmed, happy Australians. 

Australia Day is on January 26th, which is Australia’s biggest party.

Parteyyyy, Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia,

Parteyyyy, Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia,

There will be plenty of this going around.

Happy youngsters, good to see st Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia,

Happy youngsters, good to see st Evans Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia,

Youngsters may spend the day fishing. It is the day to remember what this ‘Great Southern Land’ is all about. Many Australians have not much left to celebrate after a massive firewall came raging through. Some may be on high alert as the winds push the fire in their direction. Please remember that this Australia Day too. 

I will choose some of my favourite Australian photos for a special edition post.   Photos used in this post can be ordered as canvas, pillow or mug prints from my website. I will DONATE 50% of the profit made on orders to animals and/or people, who weren’t so lucky.

Please see my travelswithben webpage on Facebook for pricing and mailing details. 

Therefore, please share and tell friends and family about this and the upcoming Australia Day post.

As for my own interest, please leave a comment if you think that this is a great idea and that I should go ahead with it.

How is this for a coincidence. Or is it?                                                                                  The day I started writing this post, a cyclone formed over North Queensland’s Cape York.This brought sporadic showers over Australia’s East Coast. The day I released this post, this tropical weather system brought substantial downpours over this dusty land. Melbourne and Canberra were hailed with golf ball sized ice balls, which caused havoc and destruction. Some areas even experienced flash floods, whilst other areas are still fighting destructive and dangerous firewalls.

Maybe these koalas felt the upcoming relief?!                                                                         I see this as a very positive sign about this post known as Instant Karma.

Australia! Undoubtably a land of extremes.

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