Hunter and hunted

ANIMAL PORTRAIT 

This Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) was foraging for ants and, because I was still and quiet, it slowly came nearer and wandered around me happily. This was one of the last photos I took on the day – by this time I was lying down among some very unhappy ants!

Narawntapu National Park, Tasmania

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM lens, 1/160, f8, ISO 640; beanbag

by St. John Pound, Tasmania