September 15, 2013

Kangaroos, Australia

Photograph by Graeme Ricketts, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

Kangaroos retreat to the leeward side of a tree line to escape a late-afternoon shower on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. National Geographic Your Shot contributor Graeme Ricketts captured the photo "from the comfort of our front veranda, which has a fantastic view of the Eleanor River Valley." When the sky opened up, Ricketts "was in awe of the wonderful light and contrasts that were created by the rain that descended upon the valley. The local wild kangaroos were forced to take shelter, and I just had to capture it." The challenge, Ricketts writes, was capturing all of the scene's elements. "Too fast a shutter speed would have frozen the rain and too slow would have washed the scene out."

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46 comments
Toso Bozic
Toso Bozic

kind of surreal but so beautiful -- i can understand your issues with shutter speed... amazing photo

Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

ANIMAL OF THIS CONTINENT , LOVABLE WORLD WIDE- DR KAMAL MOHANANI

Nico van Niekerk
Nico van Niekerk

Extraordinary photograph; extraordinary skill and to have this view from your front verandah is breathtaking.

Rick Payne
Rick Payne

it looks like a painting..nice photo

Sohan Saini
Sohan Saini

Clicked at the right time, captured very nice scene, Wish i could be there,  

Sanjukta Dey
Sanjukta Dey

FANTASTIC and spectacular shot!!!! This deserves to be the POTD. Very well done indeed.

Graeme Ricketts
Graeme Ricketts

Thanks for everyone's kind words... I am lucky to live where I do, Kangaroo Island is an amazing place. 

I was inside the house when the rain beating on the roof made me look outside to see this scene. The amazing light prompted me into action and I just had to try and capture it. 

If anyone is interested, here is the link to our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/eleanorriver

Janice H.
Janice H.

Very beautiful, almost surreal.      Love the kangaroos "waiting it out".

Niladri Das
Niladri Das

Wish I could lie down there ! Simply amazing ! 

Josie Horne
Josie Horne

nice ,it must be nice to be able to shoot these kind of shots.this a dream for some people.Keep on shooting you r doing a great job.Thank you .

Ann Spinzharenko
Ann Spinzharenko

oh,I want to be there))) seems like a very amazing place

Máire Ní Hailpín
Máire Ní Hailpín

Love the lighting of the picture.

Excellent example of the rules of thirds.

:)

James Freels
James Freels


So, what happened to the wallpaper link ?

Babito Joby
Babito Joby

I dont have words to say or what to say . the pictures make me feel old , and it is beautiful

M. K
M. K

Great shot !

Mako Tamura
Mako Tamura

The shower gives effect to this photo for very subtle feeling. I feel nature.

Daily phone gives me a fun.

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