hangin loose by koalagardens

hangin loose

I've commented before that Enigma likes to kind of drape himself on the trees :) thank you for such thoughtful comments on my photos, much appreciated!
Swing high , swing low , Enigma , -- looks as if he is doing his daily exercise !! Such a sweet shot !
January 18th, 2018  
He's holding on to a very thin twig... how much do adult Koalas weigh?
January 18th, 2018  
'Just hanging' springs to mind
January 18th, 2018  
I gather he is sitting on a sturdy branch :)
January 18th, 2018  
What a wonderful difference there is between "Hang'n loose" and "Hanging in there"! This guy knows how to take life easy and is an example for us all! Totally love this!
January 18th, 2018  
I just wanna tickle him under the arms 😀 Another lovely capture 👍
January 18th, 2018  
Love this capture. It has a beautiful lighting to. Fav.
January 18th, 2018  
What a cute capture :)
January 18th, 2018  
he looks like he's going to swing from that branch.
January 18th, 2018  
@paul10 bwahahaha I nearly lost a mouthful of coffee reading your comment and imagining tickling him!!!!!
January 18th, 2018  
@hermann no not particularly, but somehow he hasn't broken it :)
January 18th, 2018  
@vignouse what a good question! It depends on the area! Where I live - the northern coast of NSW, nearly at the border to QLD, adult male koalas average 7-9kg and females 6-8kg. Down south in VIC and SA where it gets far colder the males average 10-13 kg and the females 8-11 kg so there is quite a difference!

Enigma in this photo is a sub-adult, he is around 15 months old now and I would guess he is weighing 4-5kg :)
January 18th, 2018  
This is just so sweet!
January 18th, 2018  
Oh this is an adorable pose and shot!
January 19th, 2018  
@koalagardens Thanks for the info... they're smaller than they appear to be then as they weigh the same as our dog and cat! How tall would a fully grown male be?
January 19th, 2018  
This is terrific!
January 19th, 2018  
What a special capture, beautiful white fur under his arms...Enigma looks so very happy
January 19th, 2018  
Love this fav
January 19th, 2018  
The proportions of head and arms make him look like a small child climbing on the monkey bars. Gives him added appeal for us humans.
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January 19th, 2018  
Cute capture.
January 19th, 2018  
Wonderful image! Fav.
January 19th, 2018  
At least Enigma appears to have a good grip ...Nice pic! fav!
January 19th, 2018  
Aw Enigma. You are such a cutie pie!
January 19th, 2018  
@vignouse hey Richard around 60-80cm :)
January 19th, 2018  
@nobled you are so right - in fact what really makes koalas appealing to the human eye is the structure of their clavicle or collar bone. Most mammals apart from humans and monkeys have a very different clavicle shape because they walk on all fours. Even though the koala walks on all fours when on the ground, they actually have the same clavicle as us so when they sit in a tree and look at us, it's exactly like you say - they remind humans of a small human child and this evokes the 'awwwww' factor.
It also explains why they looks so ungainly on the ground - they cannot actually walk on two legs, so they have to awkwardly lumber along on hands and feet.
January 19th, 2018  
Delightful capture :)
January 19th, 2018  
Brilliant position...
January 19th, 2018  
haha playing peeky-boo-help-me-get-down-from-this-tree game
January 19th, 2018  
A great pose, very cute. Fav!! 😀
January 19th, 2018  
Thanks for the explanation. I never knew we had a similar clavicles. Very neat.
January 19th, 2018  
Sweet shot
January 19th, 2018  
A gorgeous capture. I love his expression.
January 24th, 2018  
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