Play Fighting

RUNNER-UP, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Western grey kangaroos

Macropus fuliginosus

The light was low in the wandoo bushland where I watched these young western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus). At this age, they often engage in play fighting where they throw their heads back, put their arms up and occasionally even kick. In between, they stop to have a scratch before starting again.

Julimar, Western Australia

Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EF 600mm, f/4L IS USM II, 1/800, f/5.6, ISO 3200, handheld

by Georgina Steytler