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I nearly walked on this little guy at Darby River in Wilson’s Promontory National Park as he was beautifully camouflaged. Apparently because of the sand dunes in this particular part of the park, the wombats have evolved to be white, rather than their usual brown colour. I thought i had stumbled upon a rare albino wombat, but talking to the rangers, they are common in this area.

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  • lonebearimages
    lonebearimagesover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Mark! What a beautiful animal, in a superb composition and exposure. Excellent work! Are wombats relatively friendly? They sure look cute. I think this is the first photograph I’ve ever seen of a wombat. Well done! Cheers! Chris

  • Michele Roohani
    Michele Roohaniover 6 years ago

    being originally from iran and living for the past 30 years in california, i don’t even know what a wombat is! great shot mark.

  • Mundy Hackett
    Mundy Hackettover 6 years ago

    Mark this is great, I love the scene and the wombat!

  • sinnika
    sinnikaover 6 years ago

    I have seen this little dude! when I was camping there last time he came up the same time every night for a rumage around the sand dunes!
    Never got a chance to take a picture though, he walked too fast for me!

  • Mark Higgins
    Mark Higginsover 6 years ago

    wombats are very mild animals and usually you cannot get near one. This one
    was not fussed by my presence, it was used to tourists no doubt.
    Think of a Koala without the ears and lives on the ground instead of trees!
    Unfortunately most Australians see them dead beside the road rather than wild in
    the bush. Michele, thanks for the link. The kangaroos get all the press but the wombats
    are just as good!! The kangaroos are the extroverts while the wombats are the introverts!

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for this wonderful capture.. never saw one before..

  • Revonda
    Revondaover 6 years ago

    Beautiful light and capture!!

  • SnapHappy
    SnapHappyover 6 years ago

    I can see why, he sure blends in

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    so cute! I just love wombats. this is a wonderful image. well done.

  • carnivora
    carnivoraover 6 years ago

    There was an old local story about this phenomenon, something about a ghost woman haunting Biddies’ track, she used to walk the track after dark with white wombats!
    They actually moved the track 5 metres to one side so no one ran into her.

    True!!!

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