Swamp Harrier

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

I see raptors on our farm daily, but I was incredibly lucky to come across this Swamp Harrier (Cirus approximans) in one of our paddocks. It was a breathtaking experience to be so close to the bird and also to photograph it. I never did get to photograph the lizard I was after!
Near Browns Water Holes, Mingay, Victoria
Canon 7D, Canon EF 100mm IS USM macro lens, 1/250, f3.2, ISO 100, in-built flash, handheld

by Sally Patterson, Victoria