Eastern Grey Kangaroo:Combat

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    Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus giganteus
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    Had a couple of shot of the young at play a week or so back.
    This one I pulled from the archive.
    This is the real deal. These guys are not playing. The big bloke in the background is either the next contender or the coach. Every time a blow was landed, he'd rise up on his tail and call out, like he'd just taken the hit.
    That forward thrust from the tail can be felt here.
    They infict severe injuiries and occasionally enough to cause death.

    The battle continues here
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    1. Sig Holm 58 months ago | reply

      congrats on explore :)
      greetings from Iceland

    2. Matthew-George 58 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture. Way to go!

    3. Photox0906 58 months ago | reply

      Very nice, impressive and emotional shot! All my congratulations!
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    4. Christopher Wallace 58 months ago | reply

      WOW... you captured an intense moment here! nice shot man!

    5. *wildbio* 58 months ago | reply

      Incredible timing!

    6. SIKIPIPI 58 months ago | reply

      Love it ...great photo....

    7. ~ yucatan ~ 58 months ago | reply

      LOL - They even have a referee.

    8. Simply Divine Woodshop 58 months ago | reply

      Haha That's amazing!! The Roo on the right looks like he's cheering his buddy on while he Bruce Lee kicks him back to next week!

    9. Airflore 58 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Amazing actually...

    10. Simonsnapz 58 months ago | reply

      He may have been just encouraging them to help get rid of the competition David. Nice shot.

    11. Eleanor Dilley 58 months ago | reply

      Great pair of shots and interesting about the one standing back and doing a bit of audience participation.

    12. soniaadammurray - On & Off 58 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on Explore!

    13. helmut1946 58 months ago | reply

      They certainly don't pull any punches ( or kicks )

    14. Marie-Elise 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing! . . . .
      Seen and admired in the group
      Together: two or more humans, animals or insects in the same pic.

    15. stevenpng 58 months ago | reply

      Wow, that hurts!
      Great timing!

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