Southern Cassowary chick in rainforest

THREATENED SPECIES

We had been searching rainforest near Kuranda hoping to spot a Southern Cassowary. We were thrilled to find a male with three chicks but the group was very difficult to photograph in the dense rainforest. One chick, though, was quite inquisitive and I was fortunate to obtain some images.

Near Kuranda, Queensland

Nikon D300S, Nikon 70–200mm f/2.8 AFS VR lens, 1/25, f4, ISO 800

Status: The Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuaris is listed as Endangered

by Dave Watts, United Kingdom