Friday, December 25, 2009


My friends Bob & Barb Cornish in Adelaide Australia keep me posted on Aussie animal news. I love koalas!

Ordinarily, koalas get all the water they need munching on eucalyptus tree leaves. Here is a photo I took in Brisbane, Australia in 2006: wild koalos in the trees!

(Be sure and click on photos to se the full size versions.)

During the recent drought, this was not enough... and one little koala came out of the trees to have a drink, and a bath!

This is one adorable marsupial!

It is very unusual for wild koalas to interact with humans. These cyclists had a remarkable encounter!

Here's a cute koala enjoying a drink and a bath. ADORABLE!

And finally, just for fun, here are a couple of my favorite koala portraits I shot during my 2006 Australia tour. I visited a zoo in every city. Three times in Sydney!!