Organised chaos

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR – Winner

While searching for a different species, I noticed a car coming towards this group of roosting Avocets. Knowing that the birds would flush, I positioned myself in the hope they would fly towards me. Seconds later I had this image, capturing the apparent chaos inside a wheeling flock of shorebirds. 

Western Treatment Plant, Victoria

Canon 20D, 500mm f/4L IS lens, 1.4x TC, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 200

 

by Dean Ingwersen, Victoria