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Green ringtail possum        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The green ringtail is a small possum found in a small area in northeastern Queensland.   It is one of the few mammals with a greenish-colored fur.   Green ringtails are nocturnal like many small marsupials, the the one in the photos above was digesting at night at Mt. Hypipamee.   I photographed one (below) as it rested during the day in a patch of rainforest on the Atherton Tableland (both locations are in far north Queensland, Australia).

  • Canon 40D or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens plus 1.4X extender or 800 mm IS lens or 100-400 Mk. II zoom, electronic flash (2009, 2016)