The Ark

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

It was 5:30 am and the full moon was still bouncing its light across the water. The sun was just rising. This was taken while floating on a surfboard and dressed in a sniper suit, taking half an hour to get the right position. The Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) only knew I was there when the camera clicked.
Mandurah Wetlands, Western Australia
Canon 1D MkIII, Canon 300mm f/2.8L lens, 1/2000, f4, ISO 200, handheld

by David Rennie, Western Australia