Golden gaze – Tawny Frogmouth

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

This Tawny Frogmouth was sitting on a post adjacent to a rainforest. I realised it wasn’t injured and, being nocturnal, was simply roosting during the day. I was mesmerised by its piercing, golden eyes, and amazed at how calm it remained as I slowly approached to take a few close-up shots.

Mt Glorious, Queensland

Nikon D200, 105mm macro, f32, ISO 100, macro flash

by Michael Snedic, Queensland