Echidna on the prowl. One of only two types of Egg laying mammals in the world!
Photographed on “Look at Me Know” Headland, Emerald Beach, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS 40D
Shutter-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/125
Aperture Value 5.6
ISO Speed 640
Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 320.0 mm
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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    How cute is that face :)

  • Thank you kalaryder, yes he (she?) was on his best behaviour

    – Normf

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    That’s cute!!

  • Yes he is (I think it’s a boy cause this is the time of year they go looking for GIRLS)!

    – Normf

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot! Well done Norm, looks like difficult lighting too.

  • Thank you Simon. Actually it was windy with the first drops from some very dark looking clouds. The best light was setting the camera to shade, ISO 400 and lying prone!

    – Normf

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 5 years ago

    great capture, wonderful image

  • Thank you Robert, I played it safe here and kept my distance using a 400m lens

    – Normf

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Wow Norm!!! What a stunning shot!!! Not easy to get up so close and personal!! Beautiful work!!!

  • Thank you blossom, This guy spent most of the time with his nose diging in the ground or tussucks before disappearing in the bush!

    – Normf

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 5 years ago

    What an adorable face!! Great series with this spiky supermodel!

  • Thank you Di, he did perform well on the “catwalk”! hahaha

    – Normf

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    Oh, that is so cute! Wonderful shot, I know how shy these chaps can be & this is really candid.

  • Thanks Skyhorse, I was very careful not to let him know anyone was looking

    – Normf

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    Cute shot!

  • He does have a face a mother could love! Ha

    – Normf

  • Tiamaria
    Tiamariaover 5 years ago

    Awww…how cute is he?…A gorgeous capture Norm :-)

  • Yeah is is kinda cute isn’t he?

    – Normf

  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenover 5 years ago

    What an adorable little face! Nice capture with great color and clarity!

  • Thank You Rhonda, I thought he looked a little sleepy hey!

    – Normf

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