Convergence

Two buildings side by side give the illusion of converging. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the colour or monochrome better.

Update: Ok the colour one definitely wins. The building on the right has quite an array of colours and the effect is lost on the B&W. The longer you look at it the more colours you see.

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Koala

A few more photos from my morning at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Unfortunately koala numbers are dwindling due to “progress”, bush fires, disease and road kill. It’s a sad situation for these beautiful creatures.

Koala Facts: Koalas typically inhabit open eucalypt woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet. Because this eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content, koalas are largely sedentary and sleep for up to 20 hours a day. They are asocial animals, and bonding exists only between mothers and dependent offspring. Adult males communicate with loud bellows that intimidate rivals and attract mates. Males mark their presence with secretions from scent glands located on their chests. Being marsupials, koalas give birth to underdeveloped young that crawl into their mothers’ pouches, where they stay for the first six to seven months of their life. These young koalas are known as joeys, and are fully weaned at around a year. Koalas have few natural predators and parasites but are threatened by various pathogens, like Chlamydiaceae bacteria and the koala retrovirus, as well as by bushfires and droughts.

Kangaroos

Contrary to popular belief, kangaroos do not jump up and down our streets. I spent the morning at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to take these. Yes even Australians have to pay to see kangaroos unless you live in the country and even then they steer away from people.