“Why don’t echidnas get sick?”

“Because they are full of ’antibodies”.

Out in our boat, we spotted something floating in the water about half way across a 2km wide river…. it turned out to be our little friend here, the echidna. He kindly let me photograph him before we took him to the bank
where he meandered quietly back into the scrub.

“Dinner Time”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©


  1. Top Ten of the Woman Photographer group challenge – Oddly Fantastic.


animals, anteater, ants, australia, cracks, drought, echidna, orange, spines, wildlife

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Ohhh Holly this is so gorgeous….love the ant on his nose…what a gorgeous little thing….so glad you came to his rescue!! Love that parched earth!! :)

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellover 5 years ago

    haha ~ he’s so cute, this is great Holly !!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    Goodness, they swim?? What a lucky echidna to be found by you. Love the work you’ve done here! I found this from “mybubble”…..gotta love it :)

  • Thanks so much Mel. Yes we were surprised to see him in the water too. He wasn’t much of a swimmer and was breathing bubbles for quite awhile after rescuing him.

    – Holly Kempe

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboover 5 years ago

    There’s no way you’d guess that this fella had been photographed in the water!
    Top work, Holly!
    You excel yourself!

  • Thanks Robbie! I actually photographed him in a white bucket turned on its side. There was no way we were picking him up by hand! ouch! lol

    – Holly Kempe

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 5 years ago

    Fantastic story and creation!!!!

  • khadhy
    khadhyover 5 years ago


  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseover 5 years ago

    Great story. Nice little creature

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    wonderful work Holly, well done

  • Darren Post
    Darren Postover 5 years ago

    Superb !!! … love everything about this :-)

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