One of our furry comrades checking us out in between naps. A threatened species, estimates place the remaining wild Koala population at around 100,000.

Taken on the 21st of November 2009 at Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Australia. Shot with a Canon 450d and 70-300 is usm telephoto at 135mm.

Shutter: 1/30th
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeover 4 years ago

    That’s so sad there are so few left in the wild :( At least this guy was more animated than our drunk looking comrade :D Love how his claws are stretched out wide and that you got his face clearly in it, they do like to snuggle and hide their faces hehe.

  • Aye, always in some kind of odd position.

    – Jason Asher

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Checking out tourists?! To me he looks like he’s got invisible matchsticks to keep his eyes open :-) Very cute, and good photo.

  • Haha just about mate, they always look this way :) Always find them in the strangest of positions, too. Thanks for the comment :)

    – Jason Asher

  • RichardIsik
    RichardIsikover 4 years ago

    Great capture, Jason., very cute.

  • Thanks RIchard, always interesting subjects.

    – Jason Asher

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Wow what a great capture! Pity that they are on a decline. They are such beautiful creatures.

  • They sure are Kimba, always so peaceful and content. Thanks.

    – Jason Asher

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    well done,

  • hank you Scott, appreciate it mate.

    – Jason Asher

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 4 years ago

    Great capture,, gives new meaning to the phrase “just hanging around!” LOL

  • Sure does Linda, it’s about all these guys really do :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Laddie, can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Linda Yates
    Linda Yatesover 4 years ago

    So cute, wonderful photo Jason! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Many thanks Linda! Appreciate the kind comment, and very pleased that you like it.

    – Jason Asher

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Jason, well done with the Feature.

  • Thank you again David, happy that you like it.

    – Jason Asher

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago


  • Thank you for the feature Pat, I truly appreciate it :) All the best to you.

    – Jason Asher

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