White-fronted Chat bathing

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR – Runner-up

Towards the end of a blisteringly hot summer’s day, a party of chats came in to drink and bathe from this small pool. It seems the birds couldn’t immerse themselves enough in the shallow water, although this male was beginning to look rather refreshed!

Cheetham Wetlands, near Altona, Victoria

Canon EOS 30D, 300mm f2.8, 1.4x TC, 1/1600, f6.3, ISO 200, –1/3 exp comp

by Chris Tzaros, Victoria