Chilling out


It is a buzz to observe and photograph the courting and behaviour rituals of the beautiful Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), but this photo is my all-time favourite. The chick on its parent’s back was adorable, making the most of the free ride. The leg in the air really illustrates just how comfy this chick was.
Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia
Canon EOS 5D MkIII, Canon 500 f/4 II IS lens + 1.4x, 1/1250, f8, ISO 400, handheld

by Shelley Pearson, Western Australia