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Wallaroo and Whiptail Wallaby

Macropus robustus and Macropus parryi


We saw this unlikely pair in Nuga Nuga National Park. The male Wallaroo (a macropod but neither a kangaroo nor a wallaby) was huge, almost as tall as me. The smaller female is a Whiptail or Pretty-faced Wallaby. The third shot shows the big male on his own a short distance away.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Great spotting and thanks for the information, Shanna. Congratulations on the SOTW !

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 8 years ago


ShannaB 8 years ago

Thank you, everyone. : )

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


JillBlack 8 years ago

Congratulations Shanna wonderful pics

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

No way that's awesome. Thanks for sharring :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

WOW! Congratulations! What a great honor. Wonderful series!

Beautiful ShannaB,congrats on the SOTW,very cool,thanks for sharing

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Congratulations Shanna! Very nice clicks! I especially like the 2nd one!

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats Shanna!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Magnificent capture, Shanna!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Shanna! Very cool animals :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago


RiekoS 8 years ago

Congratulations! Wonderful pictures!

ShannaB 8 years ago

Thank you everyone, it's a very unexpected honour to get SOTW. I am terribly excited!

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 8 years ago

congratulations!!!so cute.....

Ingrid3 8 years ago

AWWW! So precious!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congrats!

Fabiola.Natasha 8 years ago

Great !!

dollarsmann91 8 years ago

Nice spottin cograt

MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Shanna on your spotting of the week, Well done

StephenSolomons 8 years ago

wonderful, what a pleasure!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

Congratulations .....great spotting ................

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Lovely series.. very nice !! Congratulations Shanna.. :)

KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Shanna, your unlikely pair has been chosen National Geographic Spotting of the Week!


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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Nov 9, 2013

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