I will survive

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

As soon as I saw what was happening, I started shooting. It was over fairly quickly. I like the way they are eyeing each other off, and how the Eastern Water Dragon looks like he is wishing his legs were longer and could grab the Great Egret around the neck. The Water Dragon lost the fight.

Australia Zoo, Queensland (Note: The bird was wandering freely at the zoo, not part of an enclosure.)

Canon 40D, Sigma 50–500mm at 350mm handheld, 1/400, f8, ISO 400

by Shane Chalker, New South Wales