King Parrot – male

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

I photographed this male King Parrot in a campground where several birds were feeding on the unripened seeds of an Acacia. Being a popular campground, the birds were obviously accustomed to people and allowed a close approach.

Booderee National Park (Jervis Bay), New South Wales

Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm macro, 1/200, f8, ISO 200, fill-in flash

by Michael Maconachie, Australian Capital Territory