Black-winged Stilts

BLACK AND WHITE – Runner-up

This beautiful courtship dance began with the female (right) clearing the little sand mound by picking up and tossing away any extraneous sticks. She then stooped forward, inclining her whole body, which immediately attracted the male. The male circled the female as she slowly and gracefully spun around
on the spot.
Charleville, Queensland
Nikon D800, Nikon 500mm f/4 VR lens, 1/500, f4, ISO 400

by Dan Giselsson, Tasmania