The governor


Many Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) and cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) were gathered at the ‘governor’, fishing in water being pumped from Lake Alexandrina to Lake Albert. Here, fish were trying to escape by swimming against the artificial flow. The governor was an unpleasant necessity, and it was fascinating to watch nature’s reaction to this unnatural situation.

The Narrows, near Malcolm Point, Lake Albert, South Australia

Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens, 1/640, f9, ISO 200; polariser filter; Gitzo G1327 carbon fibre tripod with Induro gimbal head

by Les Peters, South Australia