FOXES ON THE WING

Grey-headed flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus

Grey-headed flying-foxes have a fascinating way of drinking. They fly low so as to dip their belly into the water. Without pausing, they lick their fur dry. This usually occurs at night, but they may exhibit this behaviour in daylight on a really hot day.

Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales

Canon 5DS, EF 300mm f4, 1/1000, f/7.1, ISO 1600, handheld

by Paul Huntley, New South Wales