Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I wasn't going to post to my blog whilst i was away as I wasn't sure I could connect to the phone. However yesterday when we went for a long walk along the back beach at Blairgowrie we came across this little fella and i just had to share it. It is an echidna also known as a spiny anteater and a monotreme- it lays eggs but suckles its young. This one was quite mobile and on his way to somewhere. I was absolutely stoked to get such a clear shot of his face as usually if they feel threatened or a human closeby they will tuck their face and paws into their spine and become like a a spiky ball. They have poisonous spurs on their hind legs.
The other photos are a collage of the colourings and rugged coastline in this part of the world where wind and sea create weathered outcrops of weird shapes. A bit like the Cadaques coast which inspired Dali. Yesterday the sea was both a gorgeous colour and rough as the southerly wind was blowing straight from the southern ocean.