Taken in West Byron Wetlands
Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. Their diet consists of ants and termites.
Echidnas are small, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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australian echidna, spiny ant eater, egg laying mammal, nature, wetlands, northern rivers

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon2 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture, .

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies2 months ago

    How cute is this!!!!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Keala
    Keala2 months ago

    Very nice capture!

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbow2 months ago

    Nice image and thank you for submitting to A World of EOS group.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes2 months ago

    2014/05/15 1 × 24hrs
    Beautiful capture!

  • Many thanks Magaret!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr2 months ago

    FEATURED MAY 19TH, 2014

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

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    kalaryder2 months ago


  • Many thanks, very happy making!

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  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr22 days ago

    May Featured Artwork Challenge

  • Many thanks Jeanette

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