When kangaroos are in a group up to as many as 100 at a time, the common group name is called a “Mob”.

This and other images of Kangaroos roam freely where I’m staying at Halls Gap, a National Park some 45 minutes from my home town. The following information is brief facts about our native wildlife marsupial mammal. They are macropod which means “big foot”. They literally come up to my caravan door where I hand feed them with bread, an amazing up close and personal experience.

When European explorers first saw these strange hopping animals they asked a native Australian (aboriginal) what they were called. He replied “kangaroo” meaning “I don’t understand” your question. The explorers thought this was the animal’s name. And that’s how the kangaroo got its name…….LOL

A male kangaroo is called a boomer
A female kangaroo is called a flyer
A baby kangaroo is called a joey

Hope you Enjoy!

Hi, my name is Chris. I reside in Horsham, the capital of the whealt belt area in Victoria, Australia. I enjoy capturing the beauty of my beloved country and touring Australia in my Caravan. The majority of my photographs are landscape images of my travels.

I hope you enjoy my travels too and I thankyou for taking your time to look at my work!

Warm Regards

Chris (cjcphotography)

View Full Profile


  • Ann Reece
    Ann Reeceover 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh Chris, this is a wonderful shot!!! It is an excellent photo of a sight that I more than likely will never see except through your wonderful photos : )

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Thank you for adding this fabulous image to the Favourite Places You Take Make or Paint Group

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture…..well at least to me—I’ve never seen so many in one place!!

  • wigget
    wiggetover 4 years ago

    An amazing photograph…I never knew the orgin of the name…facinating…now when someone asks me a question, I will just say kangaroo….

  • LOL Wigget – :) Thanks for your comments!

    – Chris Chalk

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait