HAPPY WANDERER

WINNER, ANIMAL HABITAT

SHORT-BEAKED ECHIDNA

TACHYGLOSSUS ACULEATUS

As I waited for sunset at Hansons Peak in the Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania, an echidna appeared. It was happy wandering the mountains in search of dinner. I was happy to photograph it doing it. I’ve never seen an echidna this high in the mountains before or since.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania 

Nikon D800, Nikkor 14–24mm, f/2.8g, 1/100, f/16, ISO 400, handheld

by Jason Stephens