honest, I'm not snarling, I'm screaming! by koalagardens

honest, I'm not snarling, I'm screaming!

Notice the twist in his tongue! Summer is out on the end of a limb, with Bullet trying to figure a branch that can hold his weight and get close enough to have at him. Summer is screaming like a girl - it's quite a sound!
The male koalas really have to do quite a series of jousting sessions to work out their place in the hierarchy. There are 2 outcomes - either a place is established, whether low or high, or it will be time to move on.
I will have some video up on youtube tomorrow, too tired after a long day at the koala care centre today.
Thank you for the awesome comments and questions on my photos.
He does look somewhat disgruntled but I'll take your word for it ;)
August 18th, 2019  
Such a brilliant capture, there sure is some interaction going on. Looking forward to the video 😉
August 18th, 2019  
Wow that really does look like a snarl. How is screaming better? ha ha, I'm sure it all works out in koala culture.
August 18th, 2019  
Great photo, looking forward to the video!
August 18th, 2019  
Another side to koala life.
August 18th, 2019  
Poor Summer - he does look distressed ! - look at the way his nose is wrinkled !!
August 18th, 2019  
Joy
Love it, so cute, Fav
August 18th, 2019  
What a fantastic expression. Great shot!
August 18th, 2019  
Fabulous capture! Fav
August 18th, 2019  
Wonderful...fav
August 18th, 2019  
Sweet closeup
August 18th, 2019  
Oh my someone is not happy -look forward to video
August 18th, 2019  
He does look a bit distressed. he'll get over the hurdle and all will be ok once again. Fav.
August 18th, 2019  
Wonderful timing and capture. Fav!! 😀
August 18th, 2019  
Great photo! I’ll be sure to check out your YouTube channel.
August 18th, 2019  
Summer sure looks very upset
great timing
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August 18th, 2019  
Fabulous capture. Great expression.
August 18th, 2019  
Does look a bit cantankerous!
August 18th, 2019  
Summer looks angry
August 18th, 2019  
I've never seen one make this face before!! That's a great catch!!
August 18th, 2019  
@jernst1779 yes but he is quite terrified and screaming :)
August 18th, 2019  
Awesome capture, he looks like he's got a lot to say for himself
August 18th, 2019  
So funny. Makes me laugh. Sorry Bullit.
August 18th, 2019  
Awesome shot
August 18th, 2019  
Wow - he looks just like a real Drop Bear!!! That's hilarious. But I do hope they sorted it out without too much angst!
August 18th, 2019  
Oh No he is not happy!
August 19th, 2019  
Well captured someone is not a happy bear today.
August 19th, 2019  
Great capture of such a unique expression.
August 19th, 2019  
Wow, looks like some angry screaming. :-) Great shot.
August 19th, 2019  
What a scene! He looks VERY unhappy and a bit angry too.
August 19th, 2019  
He certainly looks like he is giving it to someone for sure!
August 19th, 2019  
I wouldn’t be messing with him. No way!
August 19th, 2019  
Wow, looks rally angry. Don´t mess with me!!
August 19th, 2019  
@rickster549 @taffy @creativenature72 @brigette @lenanau thanks for the lovely comments. he isn't angry, hence my title, he is screaming because he is being threatened by a much older male :) male koalas have to really battle out their positions and it's a loud process. I'm about to upload the next photo in this sequence which will include some youtube and you will see he is in fact screaming :)
August 19th, 2019  
Another nice photo:)
August 20th, 2019  
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