Little Egret, little fish

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

As the sun set, this Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) was hunting small fish trapped in the tidal pools on the sand flats. It was running and jumping after its prey in an almost feverish excitement, knowing that there wasn’t much light left. I was happy to have captured this image when its efforts were finally rewarded. The reflected colour in the water of the last light of the day really appealed to me.
Chili Beach, Cape York, Queensland
Canon EOS 1DX, Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens + 1.4x, 1/2000, f6.3, ISO 1250, handheld

by David Stowe, New South Wales