Numbat Dreaming

Numbat

Myrmecobius fasciatus

Status: endangered

A young numbat looks out from the safety of its burrow in a burnt-out stump. The numbat is now rarer than the giant panda, their main threats are predation by feral cats and foxes and land-clearing. Sadly, the numbat will remain in the threatened species category for a while yet.

Dryandra Woodland, Western Australia

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM, 1/200, f/8, ISO 500, handheld

 

by Robert McLean