Day: December 15, 2011

Australian possums…

…cuter than American possums.

Trichosurus vulpecula - Melbourne, Australia

The evening was so dark I could scarcely see the possum with my own eyes, but my camera & fast lens stepped up last night to capture this low light photo.

As wildlife goes, the brushtailed possum isn’t terribly exciting. It is like Australia’s gray squirrel, common even in urban habitats. Still, the possum seems exotic to visitors like myself.

photo details:
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO6400, f/2.8, .4 sec