Fujifilm X-T2 in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Going to see Koalas!

Hey everyone! I just want to say that I’m starting a new series on this site called “XT2 in…”.  In this series I will be showcasing the photos I’ve taken on our world tour so far! For anyone that is interested in this camera, it’s also a way to show off the image quality of that can be produced. That being said I want to start this series off with going to see some wildlife (sorta). One thing we wanted to do when we arrived in the Gold Coast was to go to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We wanted to see the Aussie animals (kangaroos & koalas) and Queensland is the only state that allows you to hold the koalas so we obviously had to take advantage of that. As soon as we walked in we went straight to the koala section!


Here is Hillorie with the cute little fur ball! 

It cost 20-25$ for a basic picture package with the koala. In that package you get to hold the koala as well as one photograph taken by their in-house photographer. I didn’t like the way the in-house photograph turned out, it made our face look shiny and sweaty! If you guys are going to visit the sanctuary what I recommend is to pay the bare minimum, that way you could at least hold the koala and then take the photo with your own dslr/mirrorless camera. Trust me, the “koala-ty” will be a lot better than the one produced in-house.

Koala about to run to his handler

Here he is again taking a break from all that cuddling! Being a koala is hard work!

Koalas sleep about 18 hours a day

Fun fact : Koalas have chlamydia! The chlamydia organism lives in the body tissue of healthy koalas. Scientist believes that it’s a form of population control.

Wonderful wallaby

Wallaby chillin’ and relaxin’

Karma Chameleon ready for his headshots.

Mr. Alligator excited to see me!


Once we got out of the reptile & amphibians section we went to see some roos! They are the cutest thing ever, you are able to go near them and take selfies! The kangaroos are so relaxed, they just lay on the ground without a care in the world. Even though they are use to human interactions as a caution don’t make any sudden movements near these animals because it will startle them. There is feed available at the site and it’s about 2$ make sure to purchase the feed because the roos will pay attention to the people with feed in their hands.

Kangaroo posing

“Paint me like one of them french girls” – she said.


Setting up a tinder profile for Joey.

the baby joey peeking out of the pouch

A baby koala peeking out of the mother’s pouch for a snapshot.

At last we are done! I hope you guys enjoyed these photos as much as I did, I had a blast shooting them. I’ll see you guys next time!

All the photos were shot on the Fujifilm X-T2 with the Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 lens and was later post processed in Adobe Lightroom

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