Courting grebes


This Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) pair was swimming side by side at right angles to my lens when, all of a sudden, they changed direction and headed straight for me. They came in very close, seemingly inquisitive, paused for a few seconds and changed direction again.

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM lens + Canon EF 1.4 extender, 1/1600, f7.1, ISO 400; tripod

by Jenni Horsnell, New South Wales