Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

The San Diego Zoo recently welcomed four Tasmanian devils to its Australian exhibit. They’re the only Tasmanian devils on exhibit in a zoo in America, so it’s a pretty cool experience to see them in person. They’re nocturnal animals so they sleep while the zoo is open and visitors come by, but I got lucky enough during my latest visit to see one of them move around a bit. I know these photos are technically not “macro” but this is as close as I can get to a Tasmanian devil, and that’s pretty close.

Here he is waking up from his morning nap.

Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil at the San Diego zoo
Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil at the San Diego zoo

He then got up to get a drink. Check out those claws. They’re made for digging.

Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil drinking
Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil drinking

He went back to lay down after a few minutes.

Tasmanian devil laying down
Tasmanian devil laying down

And then he looked up right at the camera. Pretty cute face if you ask me.

Close-up of a Tasmania devil
Close-up of a Tasmania devil

16 thoughts on “Macro Monday: Tasmanian devil

    • Haha, it’s very mellow. I don’t know why they have such a bad reputation, because they’re mostly scavengers. I think the cartoon has a lot to do with it.

    • Tasmanian devils have this weird kind of waddly walk, with their back curled up. It doesn’t look very efficient but I’m sure they can run fast if they need to.

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