Platypus pictorial

If you've been following Ed Frazer's reports about the  platypus families he's tracking in Gold Creek, you may be interested in these photos of the platypus mother in the Goldmont reach.

Ed took these shot from a distance of about 3m at about 4.30am one morning last week when it was still dark.

The platypus mum fed in the small pool outside the den for about 10 minutes before going in to feed her babies.

Unfortunately Ed missed out on photographing her entering the den as it was too dark to get the long lens to focus in time.

We're sure you'll agree that they are remarkable photos!

All photos are copyright of Ed Frazer