Out on the salt lake

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR – Runner-up

We came across two emus on Lake Gairdner, South Australia, that were, strangely, many kilometres from the nearest shoreline. The shallow water would have been far too salty for animals to drink and there was no vegetation whatsoever. The emus had appeared to be foraging, perhaps for insects that could have been blown by strong winds until they fell exhausted into the lake. 
Lake Gairdner, South Australia
Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6L IS USM lens, 1/320, f10, ISO 100, aerial, handheld

by Gary Steer, New South Wales