Coy Cockatoos

ANIMAL PORTRAIT – Runner-up

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos (Lophochroa leadbeateri) are regular visitors at the Eyre Bird Observatory within the Nuytsland Nature Reserve near Cocklebiddy, Western Australia. Apart from being one of our most beautiful birds, they are also fun to watch – whether preening, clowning around in flight or hanging upside down on a perch.
Eyre Bird Observatory, Nuytsland Nature Reserve, Western Australia
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II lens, 1/2500, f8, ISO 800, EV–1, handheld

by Keith Lightbody, Western Australia