The photographer has caught the early morning on Narrabeen beach, one of the northern beaches near Sydney, Australia, which also gets a name check in the Beach Boy's Surfin' USA song. One always thinks of long sandy beaches in connection with Australia, however my sender, Penny, lives a long way from the beach in a small rural town, but in compensation there is a lot of wildlife, including kangaroos. That must be quite a sight seeing kangaroos bouncing past your house. The card came with
one of the 2009 series celebrating bush babies. Koala spend most of their time in eucalyptus trees munching on the leaves.Something has caught the little koala's attention on this picture. The other stamps in this series of popular Australian marsupials feature kangaroos, possums and wombats. Has Australia cornered the market in cute mammals?