Lost? A young Eastern Quoll losing its way among the featureless rocky flats of the Tasmanian highlands. Or is there a much more stark reality? With Eastern Quolls becoming extinct in 1963 on mainland Australia, Tasmania has been their last stronghold. I feel privileged to have found a secret spot where these tenacious, cheeky little predators put on the most unforgettable show all through the night around my campsite. Sadly, in recent times it seems there are worrying signs they are now in decline. If this trend continues it won’t be a small matter of one losing its way. It would tragically & inevitably mean they could all end up being lost.

Robin Wingrave


Oil on canvas