How do you get a drink around here? by Ian English

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Wallaby with Joey in pouch taken at the Auburn Botanic Gardens in Sydney NSW Australia
Nikon D700 70-200 f2.8
ISO 800 f8 @190mm 1/1600th sec
Adjustments with Nik Colour Efex4 and tweaked in PS CS5


wallaby, water tap, faucet, auburn botanic gardens, sydney, australia, fauna, ian english

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 2 years ago

    You were in the right place at the right time Ian, great capture and humour !!!

  • Thank you very much m’dear :))

    – Ian English

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 2 years ago

    OH dear she does look a tad thirsty!!! :)

  • Thanks Wendi, I got lucky with this one as I don’t recall seeing a tongue out with kangaroos and wallabies before and this only happened once very briefly !!

    – Ian English

  • michelle meenawong
    michelle meena...almost 2 years ago

    Poor thing, i hope he found some water. Great shot

  • Hi Michelle, there was plenty of water for them but the set up made for an interesting image !! Thanks for commenting :))

    – Ian English

  • michelle meenawong
    michelle meena...almost 2 years ago

    aha, then everything is ok

  • Yes thankfully :))

    – Ian English

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    LOL! great grab ian … didn’t know we had wallabies in the botanic gardens

  • Thanks Caz, this one has a fauna reserve and the animals are in an area where you can look but not get close to. I also took a pic of a redbellied black in the general area of the gardens which was a bit exciting !!! This is in a suburban area of Sydney. Heard you were in the mountains recently. Would have loved to have caught up with you. Cheers Ian

    – Ian English

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 2 years ago

    Well spotted Ian. Right place right time. Great.

  • Hi Gail, yes sometimes you can get lucky. I have never seen a wallaby’s tongue before. Thanks for the comment !!

    – Ian English

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Ian,,,just love the title!!!

  • Thank you !! Yes its all good fun :))

    – Ian English

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 2 years ago

    I’m STILL in the mountains – here for 6 weeks … do you and Di live up here somewhere?

  • We live in Castle Hill in NW Sydney, I’ll bmail you.

    – Ian English

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    LOL!!! It must be thirsty work carrying around such a heavy joey!

  • Thanks Mel, it’s a fun image :) We don’t know when we’re well off :))

    – Ian English

  • andy551
    andy551over 1 year ago

    Beautiful,Perfect work!!!!

  • Hi Andy, thanks so much !!

    – Ian English

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