Echidna

Celebrating my first anniversary on Flickr, I've posted something typically Australian. An echidna, which I discovered while out walking with our dogs. It didn't seem fussed by my proximity and it was hard to get a decent shot as it kept walking towards me!

Bird's eye view adjacent.

 

Update re hind spur:

www.smh.com.au/national/scientists-discover-the-function-...

 

Since this photo has been featured in a Flickr Blog I have been overwhelmed with requests to join Groups or be a Contact. Unfortunately I just don't have enough time but I thank you sincerely for your comments and Faves.

  • Nature View 4y

    Great photo - very sharp and a wonderful animal!
  • mdrivesinnyc 4y

    Aw hehe...he's so cute!
  • FACEBOOK(LET) 4y

    an animal tres chic :D
  • Benny Dirinck 4y

    Beautiful image!
    Well done, I like it.
  • Rheinhesse 4y

    Lovely shot. Great.
  • Roger Bächtold 4y

    süss
  • pmreusser 4y

    Wow, this is a very wonderful picture of the wonderful animal! :)
  • red-sequoia 4y

    wonderful :)
  • Lisa Gallant 3y

    Isn't he real adorable.
  • Scott Contini 3y

    What a great shot so perfectly captured with the echidna coming right at us!
  • Jim Griffin 2y

    What a charming photo, Christine.

    It well deserves its popularity.
    Hope your unpacking is progressing smoothly.
    It takes FOREVER.
  • joe 1y

    he would make a great "punk rocker" •◡•
  • Christine's Backyard 1y

    Thanks guys :)
  • nodouble - mostly away 1y

    He certainly is round! Great catch.
  • Jim Griffin 1y

    nodouble - mostly away
    Speaking of 'catching"
    imagine catching a spiny anteaters, in your bare hands?

    Better to catch it, as Christine died so well, in a photo.
  • Christine's Backyard 1y

    I've just read an update regarding the use of the spur on the Echidna's hind leg.
    www.smh.com.au/national/scientists-discover-the-function-...
  • Jim Griffin 1y

    Again, a wonderful photo, Christine
  • Bob 1y

    Christine's Backyard I s'pose it's a bit like me having athlete's foot.

    Wonderful picture, Chrissie. Fit for Nat Geo !
  • Jim Griffin 1y

    Bob
    National Geographic has great photos and this would fit in.

    At the American Museum of Natural History there is a fee chart for selling photos
    from the collection, many are given for free to schools and scholars but if National Geographic
    wants a photo for its cover the fee would be something like $5,000. As far as I know National Geographic
    has never shown any interest in buying photos from the museum. They get most photos from staff photographers.
  • emmcnamee 1y

    Back to the photo of the echidna ... The echidna is certainly a unique looking animal. Typically Australian as you say, Christine. It's a great photo! And thanks Jim and Bob for the kind praise for my experiments.
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