On the brink – Numbat

THREATENED SPECIES

With an estimated 1000 individuals left in the wild, each Numbat is an important contributor to the species’ survival. Habitat destruction and predation by feral cats and foxes have played their part in the demise of this unique little Australian. 

Narrogin, Western Australia
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM lens at 400mm, 1/320, f7.1, ISO 400, exposure bias –0.7, handheld
Status: The Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is listed as Endangered.

by Robert McLean, Western Australia