JUST HANGING ON

Grey-headed flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus

STATUS: VULNERABLE

On extremely hot evenings grey-headed flyingfoxes will dip their bellies into the river so they can lick their wet fur for a drink. This female still carrying her young misjudged her approach and nearly dropped the baby on impact with the river, but somehow it just managed to hang on.

River Torrens, Adelaide, South Australia

Canon 7D Mk II, Canon 100–400mm f4.5–5.6 L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 1.4X III, 1/1600, f/8, ISO 1600, handheld

by Neil Edwards, South Australia