JUNIOR – Runner-up

In October 2010 at Kilcowera Station, the outback was flourishing. We were camped on the banks of the overflowing Cardenyabba Lagoon, surrounded by Budgerigars nesting in every available tree hollow. This scene was captured late one afternoon as the birds were returning to their hollows for the night.

Kilcowera Station, south-western Queensland

Nikon D5000, 300mm lens, 1/800, f6.3

by Joshua Bergmark, New South Wales, age 15