Sunday, February 09, 2014

Sunny Days on the Koala Coast

G'day from the Australia's koala coast.  These are the cute images that the world has of life down under, sunshine on a tropical afternoon and getting up close with nature.
Sharing this photo with Chrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party , seeing koalas can't help but make you smile.  Koalas always look so peaceful and relaxed.  Kind of hard to pull off when their species is under huge stress.  In a couple of remote protected islands koalas are getting a bit inbreed and over supply but for the most part their numbers are in steep decline including here on the Koala Coast. Predictions are that Koalas can be extinct in our life time.  That is a sad statement but too common when our community does not protect habitat and when choosing to live close to nature not being respectful in the little things we can do to share the space, like keeping an eye out for them on the road at night and keeping dogs locked up at night. 
The beach photo is Currumbin next door to a wildlife sanctuary, tucked away in the hustle of a busy city working with injured wildlife and sharing the experience of getting up close with nature.
For my friends with the Expat Blogging Challenge I could say that palm trees and poisonous snakes  are a big change for the foggy shores of North Atlantic, but sure are an experience to enjoy and all the more fun when sharing our adventures down under. 

Joining Linky Parties:
Sky Watch Friday
Chrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party
Expat Blogging Challenge



Yvette Niesel said...

Of course, I adore the pic of the koala like everyone else, Mandy. But that last pic of the dirt path and the sky and beach beyond... PRICELESS! I love it. I love nature. Just wish it didn't come with things that bite. LOL!

Carver said...

These photographs all made me smile.

Cosette Paneque said...

Koalas are so cute and the look so cuddly. It's no wonder people mistake them for bears. I'd only ever seen them in the zoos, but last weekend I saw one in the wild. He was just doing his thing, chillin' in a tree.

sage and spirit said...

Koalas are so amazing, it is a sad thing that more is not done to protect them. Thanks for sharing this bit of information.

Beautiful very different from anything here in New Mexico, USA!

Anonymous said...

Very cool - I didn't know they were in danger, though I guess it doesn't surprise me. Humans aren't very good at preserving the good things in life.

Chrisy at Good North Coast Life said...

Two of my favourite things, Koalas and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. :)
Good on you for raising awareness of the plight of our koalas. As a country we should be ashamed of our protection of koalas.

Laura said...

Makes me so sad, such unique and beautiful creatures. I certainly smile looking at the precious Koala Mandy.

Tina Ryan said...

That's one good reason that I really want to get my tourist visa to Australia. To see a koala in real life. That will be awesome.

NatureFootstep said...

I hoep to see Koalas in september when I visit Australia. I have to check if they are to be found where I´ll be. :)