TRICHOGLOSSUS MOLUCCANUS CLOSE-UP

JUNIOR - Runner-up

RAINBOW LORIKEET, TRICHOGLOSSUS MOLUCCANUS

The rainbow lorikeet is a loud and colourful bird found along eastern Australia. On the morning this was taken it had been raining and several pairs were taking shelter on my grandparent’s veranda, where they occasionally feed the birds. This allowed me to sneak up on them and get my shot.

Lake Cathie, New South Wales

Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro, 1/160, f/5.6, ISO 320, handheld 

by Wesley Read, New South Wales, aged 15