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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 10 years ago

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

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 10 years ago


ShannaB 10 years ago

Thank you, everyone. : )

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


JillBlack 10 years ago

Congratulations Shanna wonderful pics

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

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

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

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

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

NeilDazet 10 years ago

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

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Shanna!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Magnificent capture, Shanna!

AshleyT 10 years ago

Congrats Shanna! Very cool animals :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago


RiekoS 10 years ago

Congratulations! Wonderful pictures!

ShannaB 10 years ago

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

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 10 years ago

congratulations!!!so cute.....

Ingrid3 10 years ago

AWWW! So precious!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 10 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congrats!

Fabiola.Natasha 10 years ago

Great !!

dollarsmann91 10 years ago

Nice spottin cograt

MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Congratulations Shanna on your spotting of the week, Well done

StephenSolomons 10 years ago

wonderful, what a pleasure!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

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

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

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

KarenL 10 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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