Thursday, August 9, 2012

Drive passing Foster, Victoria, Australia


On the way driving to Phillips Island, this national symbol was found in the middle of road. Wombat can damage large vehicles easily and it is lucky of me to stop the car in time to prevent another claim with my insurance company. Lucky!

Wombat is native to Australia - short legged and dumb looking animal. It is quadrupedal marsupial specie commonly found in South Eastern Australia. 

Recently on the news, wombat is now classified as pest. Government has given out licenses to cull a few thousand to reduce their numbers in the wilderness. Poor Wombat!


Along the peaceful drive, I spotted this wonderful looking view. The heavenly light in the middle part of this photo makes me stop the car to snap this one. It has that edge for me.


I love old pioneer style cottages. It really feels like going back to the past. 

All shots taken by Pentax 31mm ltd. Damn, I really love this lens.


20 comments:

  1. Strange animal... An interesting angle about traveling on these roads.

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  2. Poor wombat! I've personally never seen one, but I guess they are similar to possums and raccoons here in the US (although those aren't marsupials). Beautiful scenic photos from your drive; the greens are so lush.

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    1. :) you are always so knowledgeable. Wombat is significantly larger than possums and racoons :)

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  3. I love animals, and every time I see a dead one in the road, I curse the very existence of cars. That old cottage is the very kind of place I could easily imagine myself living.

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    1. Yes, I realise a good willed spirit you are. The number of road toll is always a horrendous number each year in various countries.

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  4. Not sure I've ever seen a wombat before...but maybe you could get a picture of a live one? This is kinda sad.

    That is a lovely green photo and we have in common our delight in old, abandoned buildings!

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    1. I do have a few wombat live photos spotted in the same region. I had to find them from my storage hard disc drive really. The problem of being a disorganised person myself...

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  5. we get lots of roadkill here, too. mostly armadillos. :)

    (the big mansion and fancy fence in my post today are typically seen in urban areas - not rural. that's why it was an odd sight in my country area.)

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  6. Can it be in one day we will be labelled as pest too?

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  7. Love the colours and shades of this one. Would love to spend a week here during the summer providing I have access to a mobile phone of course. Not to keen on saving wombat's though. Maybe because it looks too much like a rat to me.

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  8. I love how you describe the critter. Did you run it over?

    Awesome captures you have here, James. Makes me want to visit Australia quite badly.

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  9. Poor old wombat, so many kangaroos get knocked down too. I think the speed limit on country roads in Australia is insane..way too fast you can't even drive 110 kms on the freeway, why on country roads!! Love the two second images as you say the light is fabulous and the composition of the cottage image is gorgeous. I see you are a Pentax user also, I've had different models of Pentax ever since I started, love them.

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    1. Oops, you are pentax user too? This is such a great chance for pentax user to share the obsession hehe. :)

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  10. Poor wombat looks like he does not have a chance to live. Here in Michigan we have to watch out for crossing deer and I saw many deer hit by cars it is not good to see them die alongside the road.

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  11. Wow, a big + for Pentax! Your an amazing photographer.

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  12. It is sad to see dead animals on the road. We see these here too especially with so much traffic.

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