I am loving the Weekly Photo Challenge, because it gives me the opportunity to combine both my photographic skills(?) and my blog which is about pets/animals.
There are numerous opportunities for great shots when you are surrounded by pets and animals of every description,
and as you know, I am passionate about pets!
Here is my entry for this week’s Challenge – Refuge.
This little joey (a baby koala), is being hand-reared after he lost his mother. A joey’s refuge is his mother’s pouch where he feeds from the nipple until he grows to maturity. As he grows and becomes more independent, he will come out and ride on his mother’s back, but in times of danger, he hops back in for safety! It’s his refuge.
When hand-rearing a joey, a pouch is made from a blanket, a towel, (or something similar), to mimic his mother’s pouch. If they are particularly young, the pouch is heated as they need to be kept continuously warm. He will be kept in the handmade pouch for as long as he needs it, but will come out to play from time to time.