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 Endangeredby Dave Watts, United Kingdom