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Australian animals - The Tasmanian Devil

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 7 October 2014 in Animal & Insect.

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If you have just joined us we are on an Australian animal safari for this series. All these photos were taken at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia. If you would like to return to the beginning of the series click here

This photo is of a female Tasmanian Devil. She is a marsupial. A marsupial is an animal where the female carries and feeds their young in a pouch. In fact this female is carrying 2 babies.

You may of heard of the name Tasmanian Devil before. It was made famous by Disney in Looney Tunes. Click here to see. The real Tasmanian Devil is a native of ... you guessed it! ... Tasmania, Australia's most Southern state.

In fact, looking at its cute little pink ears they look quite sweet. Sadly the species is threatened with extinction due to a facial tumour that appears around the face and neck and is quickly fatal. Much research goes into saving this species.

If you would like to read more about helping the ol' Tazzie Devil, you can click here to visit the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program website.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 3200 173 mm

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

oh no! This is a small angel with 2 sharp teeth!!!!!

7 Oct 2014 6:42am

@Dimitrios: Come back tomorrow D. You will learn what an angel is actually is!

Marie-France from Angers, France

Superbe animal, il est adorable avec ces deux canines, très belle capture photographique ! belle journée ! ****

7 Oct 2014 7:34am

@Marie-France: Il a l'adorable, mais ... a voir demain ! Merci Marie-France

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lighting!
L O V E L Y !
Thanks for your description!

7 Oct 2014 9:55am

@omid: My pleasure Omid. See you tomorrow ,

Devi from Chennai, India

That's cute image...with those lovely pink ears !!
Yes..those teeth like Dracula's are scary:)))Shall go and read about this animal..
hope they zero in on some medicine to control the facial tumour..

7 Oct 2014 10:30am

@Devi: Hi. Devi. If you remarked about the teeth and are off to read more about this animal, I am sure you will love my next photo in this series. Thanks for the visit!

Steyners from Portland, United States

Wonderful celebration of the this unique wonderful animal ..!

8 Oct 2014 4:22am

@Steyners: Thanks so much for your visit, glad you liked this post.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


8 Oct 2014 7:14am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

SPLENDID SERIES !!! Thanks for sharing !

3 Nov 2014 11:13pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Fabulous creatures by Josep