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Posted by Sandy R-B on Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:14 am

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Male Kangaroos, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 pm
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Classic kangaroo interaction, Sandy! Its those hind feet and claws you have to watch, they can rip open the belly and disembowel their oponent. A good illustration of how their tail can be useful when sparring, and you also show the strong muscle structure in their hindquarters. Nicely done!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 am
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Amazing to see this- as Carol describes- I would never guess they could use their tails like that. Well done!
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by Ron Day on Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:24 pm
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I don't think I have seen that tail behavior before, so thanks for sharing this. There is great humor in this image. :)  Very nice.
 

by owlseye on Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:07 pm
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This is pretty darn amazing... I see this as the quintessential kangaroo shot with pretty much everything. I simply love the action and the way the tail on the "kicker" appears to supporting its effort.

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