Kangaroos of Hill End NSW Australia by Bev Woodman


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On this frosty June morning (minus 3 degrees), just after sunrise, these kangaroos where looking quite amazed that any one with any sense would be wandering the streets of Hill End in NSW Australia. Maybe the young joey was saying “let me back in Mum, its cold”. A thick frost covered the ground and cast a beautiful light as the sun rose and filtered through the trees at the top of the hill above town. The kangaroos are free to roam the streets, paddocks and bushland of the township that is owned and managed by the National Parks who maintain and preserve the rich gold mining history of the area. This trip I found that a few more streets were sealed and there were new sign posts but nothing much else had changed since my last visit a little over 12 months ago. This time though the trees were bare but still beautiful in their own way.

Taken with the Nikon D700, Nikon 28-300 mm lens and hand held.


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  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 2 years ago

    Gosh that looks cold Bev!! Good on you!! lol..Such a beautiful frosty morning!!*-)

  • Thanks Deb … it was an amazingly beautiful morning … I was so glad we made the effort to get up each morning and get out amongst the beautiful light♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 2 years ago

    There certainly was a cold patch a week or so ago … those frosts are magnificent! So pleased you caught some kangas out and about – they do add to the scene. What a fabulous shot Bev, well done.

  • Thank you Rosalie … as you know its so beautiful down there despite all the bare trees. The kangaroos are always amazing … and heaps of goats this trip too♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 2 years ago

    What a cold way of welcoming me back from the tropics! LOL Super shot Bev and I love the way you have composed it to get the joey about to jump into mum’s pouch to hide from that lady with the black box in her hand! I was about to say there was no way would you get me up and walking the streets just after dawn on a cold and frosty morning, but then I bit my tongue as I did exactly the same thing at Cradle Mountain a few weeks ago!!
    Hope all is well

  • Hi Peter … I have been thinking about you and hoping that awful storm missed you. We made sure we got up each morning before dawn to wash the ice off the car windows (windscreen washer bottle was frozen) … we dressed for the cold though and honestly I didn’t feel cold (long johns and ugh boots helped) and the reward was well worth it … so beautiful♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 2 years ago

    fantastic shot Bev. Love the scenery although it was cold.

  • Thank you John … we were dressed for the cold so it didn’t bother us. Its the best part of the day really but the kangaroos thought we were crazy♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 2 years ago

    This is a great shot Bev. It must be good to be crazy. LOL

  • Thanks heaps Al … being crazy makes for good photography … that’ s my excuse anyway♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanabout 2 years ago

    lovely shot!

  • Thanks Steve … the kangaroos are all through town out there♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous pic Bev… Makes me feel I need a trip out there… I haven’t been there since we moved down here….

  • Thanks Jenny for the comment and favourite … you should treat yourself to a trip out there … there is so much to see and do and especially to photograph. Its looking a bit bleak at the moment though with all the trees bare but still beautiful♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture Bev

  • Thank you David for your great comment. Its always so great to see the Kangaroos in their natural environment but to see them intermingling through town is a real wonder♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Andi Surjanto
    Andi Surjantoabout 2 years ago

    Love the way she looked at the camera. It’s mother instinct to protect her Joey :) Well done Bev. You may need 500mm to get closer shot without scaring them :)

  • Thanks heaps Andi … your are right about protecting their young … she was very inquisitive but remained where she was. I probably had this wound out to the 300 mm mark … had the 400 mm back in the room but this set up is so easy to shoot hand held, the 400 is a tripod job.

    – Bev Woodman

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...about 2 years ago

    Excellent contrast of the frost and the lovely colours on the leaves… Roos are a bonus!

  • Thanks heaps Helen for the comment and favourite … these kangaroos really look so beautiful in this setting … the frost was a real bonus to add the right atmosphere♥

    – Bev Woodman

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