The brothers

THREATENED SPECIES – Runner-up

I discovered the Quolls on the edge of an escarpment at altitude 1560 metres. There were seven in total: mum and six young ones. They were camped in a log at the base of this very old Lichenencrusted Banksia. Over the next four weeks I photographed them from my hide. Finally, after many long nights, I got the shot.

New England National Park, New South Wales

Nikon f5 24–120mm, Provia 100 film

Status: The Spotted-tailed Quoll is found in forests, woodlands, and coastal rainforests mainly on the east coast of Australia. It is listed as Near Threatened.

by Gary Glover, New South Wales