Eastern quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus

Country roads + speed × darkness = the end of the line. And not only for this poor eastern quoll, but for so many other native mammals across our country. In places like Bruny Island, more needs to be done to limit drivers’ speed at night. Too many animals lose their lives every night, not only to speed, but carelessness, and, even more sadly, wanton cruelty.

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Canon 5D Mk IV, EF 16–35mm f4 L IS, 1/100, f/8, ISO 640, Canon 600RT-EX flash (off camera), handheld, additional fill light with Wolf Eyes torch

by David Stowe, New South Wales