Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER WOMBATS #2


A short video showing the results of five days watching over a wombat burrow entrance on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River near Canberra. Once again I am learning with the camera position. This time I think I overcompensated for last time and set the camera angle too low. If I can organise half way next time I think I will be on the money.

Only one feral fox showed itself this time however he was photogenic enough to stop for a portrait picture as he slid through. The wombats weren't as obliging however, being very active, but not quite in the right spot. Regardless of this I think the camera captured two wombats mating beneath the camera but just out of frame. They make several brief appearances in frame and at one stage the large wombat rolls over in front of the camera. Perhaps they were just being playful though.

The video starts slow as I left in clips of what could have been mating rituals of some type...


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