CUTE AS BUTTONS

NUMBAT

MYRMECOBIUS FASCIATUS

STATUS: ENDANGERED

A young numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) takes a morning stroll through the button flowers. There are fewer than 1000 numbats left in Australia and serious efforts need to be made to ensure their survival. Predation by feral cats is the number one threat to numbats in the wild today.

Dryandra woodland, Western Australia

Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS at 400mm, 1/400, f/8, ISO 500, -0.3 step exposure bias, handheld

 

by Rob McLean