Swamp moonrise


The glow of the rising moon over the swamp illuminates the trees. The Southern Cross and The Pointers are captured sideways in the centre, while a meteor streaks above them. Even though a serene location, it reflects the night-time action of the wilderness – which we often overlook but which the many nocturnal animals see.

Poocher Swamp Game Reserve, near Bordertown, South Australia

Nikon D700, Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12–24mm f/4 (IF) DX lens at 17mm, 30 seconds, f4, ISO 3200; Vanguard tripod

by Wayne England, South Australia