AUSTRALIAN PIED OYSTERCATCHER
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