Stretched to the limit

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

Having plucked some of the fur from the mouse to access the innards, this Blackshouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) seemed to get great pleasure from stretching the intestine as far as he could before snapping it in half.

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens + Canon EF 1.4 extender, 1/1250, f7.1, ISO 500; monopod

by Jenni Horsnell, New South Wales