Photo of the Day : : Tassie Echidna

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Korinek Photography | Tassie Echidna : : Tasmania, Australia

Tassie Echidna
Crade Mountain National Park : : Tasmania, Australia

If you want to see heaps and heaps of Echidnas, Tasmania is the place to go. While in Cradle National Park I was lucky enough to have one of these cute buggers walk over the trail less than 1/2 a metre away from me. Thing was, I had my 10-20mm wide angle lens on and just couldn’t get close enough to fill the frame!

This one I saw from the boardwark at a more reasonable distance and this time I was ready with my telephoto lens. I love these guys. They are so friggin’ cute!

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1/1250 sec at f2.8, ISO 200

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5 Comments on “Photo of the Day : : Tassie Echidna”

  1. vera says:

    Very cute! Reminds me of the European Hedgehog (jezek) .. Are they in the same family? Good shot of this fellow.

    • Matt Korinek says:

      Well they’re both mammals, but definitely not in the same family. Echidnas are one of the very few egg laying mammals left in the world. There’s a few species of echidnas and the platypus that do that.

  2. JimR says:

    Nice image; superb detail Matthew.

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