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Sleepy Koala


Sleepy Koala
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Copyright: Ken Shew (kshew) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, 70-210 f4 5.6, RAW @ ISO 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-26 3:47
Viewed: 3895
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.
The sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary.
This guy was not part of any special area and at some arbitrary unfenced area in the sanctuary
about 30 feet up.
Looks like he could sleep anywhere.

Koalas are generally 9-20 lbs and 27-36 inches in size.
The liveup to 17 years and spends 75% of their time sleeping !
The Koala is the only mammal, other than the Greater Glider and Ringtail Possum,
which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves
and it seldom drinks water obtaining it from the eucalyptus leaves, which are 50% consisting of water.
Having a slow metabolic rate they sleep up to 16 hours a day.


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Hee Ken, great picture, very funny too :). Can't imagine that his position is comfortable, but seems to think otherwise. Good POV, TFS, Loes

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-26 17:22]

Oh this is too adorable, Ken. TFS. : )

What a nice pose and pretty lighting.

Hi Ken, I love the pose of this koala, very nice pic, well done,
friendly,
Pat

very cute, TFS Ori

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