Posted by gregc on Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:01 pm

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Just a platypus (Ornithorhychus anatinus) motoring along a muddy stream as the sun is disappearing.

ISO3200, 400mm, f4, 1/250, by Canon.

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:27 pm
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Well spotted, Greg! Images of these fascinating creatures are as rare as hen's teeth here.

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by david fletcher on Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:53 am
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Wonderful sighting Greg. Quite a rarity! The late light a boon.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:44 am
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Wonderful to see this-as Carol mentions- a rare view. I like how the water reflects green around the dark platypus. Thanks for the treat!
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by Swissblad on Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:21 pm
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Now that is a rare sight - well spotted and captured!

by ADKShooter on Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:16 pm
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Besides it being a rare creature, the image is very interesting. The colored wake, in the otherwise brown water, that he is leaving has a unique look as a result of the backlighting. Well done.

by Des on Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:23 pm
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Would love to see one in person one day. Not an easy subject to photograph.



by David J. Bogener on Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:46 am
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Such interesting lighting and a very uncommon species.

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