I had my first numbat encounter in 2005 and soon became concerned about their conservation status and their unfamiliarity to many Australians. I think photography is a valuable tool for sharing one’s passion for beautiful creatures such as the numbat and for introducing unfamiliar species to a wider audience.

Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia

Nikon DSLR D70s, Tamron SP AF 200–500mm f5–6.3 Di LD (IF) at 320mm, 1/200, f9

Status: The numbat is listed as Endangered nationally.

by Sharon Wormleaton, New South Wales