MRS CASSOWARY

SOUTHERN CASSOWARY, CASUARIUS CASUARIUS

STATUS: VULNERABLE

This huge female wild southern cassowary was photographed while foraging at Etty Beach close to the sea. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and overhunting in some areas, the southern cassowary is evaluated as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Etty Beach, Queensland

Canon EOS 1D IV, Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS, 1/320, f/8, ISO 800 

by Ofer Levy, New South Wales