Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Land Mammals Category) - Infraclass - Marsupial - Marsupials

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 8th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of MARSUPIALS.

Interesting Facts

> A Marsupial is an animal that naturally gives birth to relatively undeveloped young.

> They include: Kangaroo, Wallaby, Koala, Possum, Wombat, Bandicoot, Tasmanian devil to name but a few.

> Pregnant females develop a kind of yolk sac in their wombs, which delivers nutrients to the embryo.

> An infant marsupial is known as a joey. Marsupials have an extremely short gestation period (about 4–5 weeks), and the joey is ‘born’ essentially in a fetal state. The blind, furless, miniature newborn, the size of a jelly bean, crawls across its mother’s fur to make its way into the pouch, where it latches onto a teat for food. It will not re-emerge for several months, during which time it develops fully. After this period, the joey begins to spend increasing lengths of time out of the pouch, feeding and learning survival skills. However, it returns to the pouch to sleep, and if danger threatens it will seek refuge in its mother’s pouch for safety.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Kangaroo Sunset by naturalnomad


The Top Ten

Kangaroo Sunset by naturalnomad

Kangaroo Sunset by naturalnomad was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • Juvenile Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby by Neville Jones
  • Curious rock wallaby in Nitmiluk Gorge, Katherine, Northern Territory by Lynda Harris
  • Virginia Opossum Out for a Snack by Robert Miesner
  • Koala Bear by triciaoshea
  • Scratching kangaroo by PenelopeLawry
  • Running Free by JaanaWilson
  • Kangaroo by Michael John

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