Under the Eye of the Sun, Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A good feed @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A good feed @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s fair to say, that the kangaroo mobs around Woody Head are very much used to human interactions.

Sun, beach and green grass @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sun, beach and green grass @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They hop along the campground undisturbed, much to the enjoyment of happy campers.

No business like shower business @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

No business like shower business @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It is obvious that they enjoy this idillic spot for the same reasons us humans do.

Just lazing in the sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Just lazing in the sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s a fantastic spot to hang loose and relax.

Ocean paradise @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Ocean paradise @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The gentle sounds of the ocean is music to anyone’s ears.

Stereo sound @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Stereo sound @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some can listen in stereo.

Too good to be true @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Too good to be true @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One has to scratch themselves to understand this eco-beauty. A cool sea breeze adds to cozy comfort.

Taking it in @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Taking it in @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What better place to soak in the surrounding environment. What a day, what a life.

Perfect backdrop @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Perfect backdrop @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Having an incredible blue ocean backdrop adds perfectly to the frame.

Curiosity @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Curiosity @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunshine, blue skies and a curious kangaroos on the beach. Does it get any better then this?

Double trouble @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Double trouble @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It does if you multiply kangaroos.

Rolling up the sleeves @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rolling up the sleeves @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The summer’s heat does get exhausting most days, but kangaroos have a few tricks up their sleeve. Literally.

Paw licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Paw licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Applying saliva to the forearms has a cooling effect on these heat experts.

Coolant @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Coolant @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The moisture cools down in the gentle breeze and recycles throughout their body.

Radiant @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Radiant @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Just like a radiator does in vehicles.

Two in one @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Two in one @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Licking both paws ‘in one’ saves time and energy.

Shady behaviour @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Shady behaviour @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or one could just lay in the shade.

Lying licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lying licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Joey has his own technique and looks even more adorable.

Energy saving @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Energy saving @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There is no need to move more then he needs to.

Mom’s safety @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom’s safety @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom isn’t far off and the buffet table is all around.

Fast food @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fast food @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Perfect home dinner really. As well as a playground! Fabulous! Don’t play with your food my mom always said.

Cooling sands @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Cooling sands @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Kangaroos are also known to excavate the top layer of hot sand before resting. Keeping your cool means survival in extreme conditions.

Rolling in sand @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rolling in sand @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The sand is also applied to the fur as a critter deterrent. Summer increases activity of various pesticides.

Grazing with fleas @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Grazing with fleas @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Grazing along grassy headlands and forests, ticks and fleas have multiple options to hitch a ride.

Graze lands @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Graze lands @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

These unwanted creatures make themselves a home within dense kangaroo pelt.

I know you’re in there! @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I know you’re in there! @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This is an itchy affair. Scratching their fur in any way possible is frequently observed.

Back claw scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Back claw scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A slight scratch with the hind legs offers temporarily relief.

Where are you? @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Where are you? @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Often, this spot needs a more thorough investigation.

Scrumptious scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Scrumptious scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Scratching their backs is a difficult task. Only their short front legs can reach some areas of their back. All in all, those spots are hard too get to. 

Sooooo good @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sooooo good @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But if they do, it feels so good. The relieving expressions on this roo mother speak for itself.

Bloom and groom @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Bloom and groom @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Whilst suckling on mother’s milk production inside the pouch, mom thoroughly checks for nasty invaders.

Another tick @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Another tick @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

There is no better critter detergent than mom’s skilful paws. Food and groom in one.

Sharing and caring @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sharing and caring @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Kangaroo mothers are incredibly caring with their youngsters.

Just cute @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Just cute @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And very cute to watch.

That’s the spot @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

That’s the spot @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Unless an itch is detected on her own pelt. That’s the spot, scratching feels great.

Hazardous @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Hazardous @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

On a different occasion, scratching was a little hazardous.

Intensive care @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Intensive care @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This mother had an intense itch on her back, which was incredibly hard to get too.

Twisting and shaking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Twisting and shaking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

She moved and twisted her body backwards and around, that little Joey got pushed out of the pouch.

What happened? @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What happened? @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He looks a little surprised.

Pouch insight view @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Pouch insight view @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Well, it’s a good opportunity to suckle on mom’s milk production.

Caring roo mom @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Caring roo mom @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And to receive some relieving itch treatment.

Double scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Double scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One could just roll around to defer an itchy back.

It’s there somewhere @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s there somewhere @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A belly scratch is just as helpful remedy. How cute is he?

Paw licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Paw licking @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tired youngsters multi task at times.

Plum-tugged @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Plum-tugged @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Finding a cooling spot on the ground calls in for a rest. Food is all around, one doesn’t need to be on tired hind legs.

Close-up @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Close-up @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Woody Head offers a splendid opportunity to get up close and personal with these Australian iconic marsupials. If no hasty movements scare them off.

Close encounters @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Close encounters @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They will bypass you undeterred within touching distance.

Photography in my favourite surroundings @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Photography in my favourite surroundings @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This is truly an exceptional experience.

Rear view @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rear view @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This young roo was so relaxed around me, that I had plenty of opportunity to change my photographic perspective towards his body.

Black and white @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Black and white @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Therefor, I used different camera settings to achieve various effects. Youngster displayed various facial expressions, which was marvellous to capture.

Model look @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Model look @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Surely he is not bored, is he? It’s a model look.

Different complexion @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Different complexion @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

That’s a rather cheeky attitude. It is an amazing experience being surrounded by intriguing wildlife. That doesn’t mean that their safety is assured.

Paying attention @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Paying attention @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Kangaroos always stop and smell the flowers. Or listen to possible danger.

Close bond @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Close bond @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Older joeys seek mothers comfort and security for as long as mom allows them to.

All ears up @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

All ears up @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s a big wide world out there and one can just never be too careful.

Watchful sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Watchful sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Under the watchful eye of the sun, last rays are welcoming.

Still grazing @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Still grazing @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom and offspring are still grazing by the beach.

Turf life @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Turf life @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It really is a turf life around Wood Head.

Sunset buffet @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunset buffet @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Perfect settings for a sunset buffet.

One last scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One last scratch @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mom just needs to scratch one more itch, heavenly!

Roo sparkles @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Roo sparkles @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Standing within the sunny circle, her head is sparkling.

Room for more @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Room for more @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Conditions and opportunities like these don’t come along excessively often.

Lazing in the sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lazing in the sun @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Joey needs another rest.

Roo-bob @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Roo-bob @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rolling on the grass like there’s no tomorrow. Good for him and fortunate for my camera.

Sunny silhouette @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunny silhouette @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The kangaroo‘s silhouette against the setting sun is spectacular. The pelt’s fine hair shimmer in the golden glare.

Fine print against setting sunshine @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fine print against setting sunshine @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Even fine whiskers and eyebrows are clearly defined.

Fabulous day @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous day @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What a day at Woody Head. 

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