ANIMAL PORTRAIT - Runner-up
This male regent bowerbird was photographed at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat where these birds are used to people and offer great photo opportunities. Only the male has the beautiful bright colours. He typically builds a big bower where he tries to impress the females and mate with as many of them as possible during the breeding season.
Lamington National Park, Queensland
Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS plus 1.4x extender 420mm, 1/3200, f/7.1, ISO 1250, handheldby Ofer Levy, New South Wales