INCOMING ORANGE

ORANGE-BELLIED PARROT

NEOPHEMA CHRYSOGASTER

STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

A birding trip to Melaleuca, the summer breeding ground of one of the world’s rarest and most endangered species – the orange-bellied parrot – is an emotional rollercoaster. May these endearing Australian icons forever animate the windswept wild lands of Tasmanian’s southwest with their buzzing calls and blazing colours.

Melaleuca, Tasmania

Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon 500mm f/4 II, 1/4000, f/8, ISO 1600, tripod, pattern metering mode, manual exposure, autofocus, burst mode

by Matthew Jones