Meet Jim

by Kristi Hines · Australia, Phillip Island

Jim is a friendly lad that Jason and I got the pleasure of meeting at Maru Animal Park in Australia. He was getting ready for a morning nap (because koalas like to sleep for about 22 hours a day), but he perked up just a bit when we got to get up close and personal with him.

Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park
Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park

After we finished petting him, I stuck my camera underneath the branch he was resting on to get a closeup. And yes, they’re just as cuddly and cute in person as you would imagine they would be.

Jim the Koala at Maru Animal Park

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Fun shots. I’ve never seen a Koala so close before!
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Dave DiCello

That is adorable Kristi! How cool that you got to see one up close!!!
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Chris Nitz

These are some very fun shot. Love the extreme close up almost as much as the look on Jason’s face 😉
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Mike Olbinski

So adorable.



Great shot! Now I need to hear that Australian accent say KWa-LlA lol
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Absolutely precious. He looks so peaceful and contented.


Steve Beal

Those claws look pretty serious but that’s a darn cute Koala!
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Toad Hollow Photography

My God, how totally cute is that! What a great experience, and photos to show for it! Absolutely wonderful my friend!
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That’s very cute! I would love to touch a real one like that.

Looks like you two are very much enjoying the trip.
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Jimi Jones

Wow, what a fun shot. Nice that you guys got the opportunity to spend a little time with this adorable creature.
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Jim Nix

great shots, wonderful closeup, and I just have to add that his name is awesome. well done!


Visions and Nature

Very cute, I lived in Australia for four year, only I was very young (1-4 years ;-). I had toy Koala bear, must have some where. I love these adorable creatures.
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