Southern Brown Bandicoot

JUNIOR 

It’s always amazing what you find in your own backyard if the time is taken to look; this female Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) was busily searching for food. After quietly watching her forage, I saw that she was actually carrying young in her backward-facing pouch. The offspring have since moved out of home.

Darling Range, Western Australia

Sony A300, Sony SAL75300 75–300mm f4.5–5.6 lens, 1/160, f5.6, ISO 400; fill flash; handheld

by Timothy Sargent, Western Australia, age 17