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Behind my house, heard neighbors dog barking. I went outside, looked up and there he was. I grabbed my camera and the rest is history.
Hawthorne, California

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 1/125s f/5.6 at 320.0mm iso1000 with Flash

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    deeeeelightful!! great shot :))

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Oh that it soooo cute. What kind of possum is that, is it a sugar glider or what. Very different to possums here.

  • This is the only marsupial in the US. As far as I know, its simply just called and opossum or possum for short.

    – Michael Moss

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature

  • My possum and I thank you for the feature !

    – Michael Moss

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...about 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your work to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images
    Fabulous capture – so cute :D

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATS on your FEATURE! ~ He is too cute!

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 4 years ago

    Lil critters are cute!!! Nice capture!

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    How fabulous…….what a great opportunist shot!

  • Chloé-May Smith
    Chloé-May Smithabout 4 years ago


  • Chloe-May, thank you for the feature, both my possum and I thank you.

    – Michael Moss

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    What an adorable surprise to find and you captured the Possum so nicely exposed against the dark sky! : )

  • Thank you !

    – Michael Moss

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

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