Across Australia many birds collide with clear glass windows, deceived by the reflection of the environment, often with lethal results. In this case a White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela) has impacted a window, leaving a powdery dust impression. Miraculously, after a short recovery, the bird was able to fly away.

Alstonville, New South Wales

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens, 1/400, f2.8, ISO 320; handheld

by Arnold Faulks, New South Wales