Australian magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen

On cold mornings, I noticed that when the local magpies sang, you could see hot air coming from their beaks. They usually stand on my outside table so I set up a black-covered box behind them because I wanted to try and illuminate the ‘smoke’. It took lots of attempts!

Ashfield, New South Wales

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm, 1/320, f/4.5, ISO 4000, handheld

by Angela Robertson-Buchanan, New South Wales