COMING IN FOR A DRINK

WINNER, THREATENED SPECIES

GREY-HEADED FLYING FOX

PTEROPUS POLIOCEPHALUS

STATUS: VULNERABLE

These grey-headed flying foxes can be seen skimming the water in order to lick the water from their chests, mainly when it hasn’t rained for some time or in extreme temperatures. They are fascinating creatures. This photo was taken at the bat camp on the Parramatta River in Parramatta.

Parramatta River, Parramatta, New South Wales

Nikon D500, 200–500 mm at 500mm, 1/1250, f/7.1, ISO 720

by Elizabeth Howell