• Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 8 May, 2019 12:03
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 8 May, 2019 12:03
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 1400
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 8 May, 2019 12:03
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

The first time I encountered this species I was surprised how small and cute looking they were. I had the misplaced assumption they were large and very aggressive as their name suggested.

As with so many of the Australian marsupials this is a cute looking animal you can see crossing the road or in the fields in their range, which is a lovely experience.

Their sound, however, is definitely something else entirely. Hearing their screetcing in the dark would likely create all kinds of stories, and so their fate was sealed, hopefully only in name, as this is still an endangered species and needs all the protection they can get like here in Trowunna Wildlife Park.

They have a life expectancy of just 5 years.

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 1400
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

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