Hooded Plover

Hooded plover

Thinornis cucullatus

Status: vulnerable

I selected this image because it shows the beauty of the hooded plover and its habitat, but also the harshness of where it lives and breeds. Nests are often simple scrapes on the beach where there is little protection from mother nature, often resulting in nests being washed away.

Killarney, Victoria 

Canon 1DX, Canon 500mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon 1.4 extender III, 1/2000, f/7.1, ISO 320, Wimberley gimbal head on skimmer pod

by James White