WHEN PIPIS GO BAD

AUSTRALIAN PIED OYSTERCATCHER

HAEMATOPUS LONGIROSTRIS;

COMMON PIPI

DONAX DELTOIDES

This unfortunate Australian pied oystercatcher somehow picked up an unlikely hitchhiker that it just couldn’t shake –a common pipi (Donax deltoides). The other oystercatchers in the flock unsympathetically kept a safe distance fearing dreaded pipi foot contagion.

Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales

Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM + 1.4x TC III at 490mm, 1/4000, f/10, ISO 1250, ground pod, partial metering, manual exposure, autofocus, burst mode 

 

by Matthew Jones