PELICANS AND GODWITS

Australian pelicans, Pelecanus conspicillatus
Black-tailed godwits, Limosa limosa 
Black-winged stilt, Himantopus himantopus

I was fortunate to come across a flock of pelicans and godwits flying low over the Mary River Floodplains. Looking down from above allowed me to see these beautiful creatures, complete with reflections and shadows, against a background of blue water rather than a blue sky. It was intriguing to see the smaller godwits and lone stilt alongside the larger pelicans.

Mary River Floodplains, Northern Territory

Canon EOS 5D Mk IV, Canon EF 100–400mm f4.5–5.6 L II USM IS 400mm, 1/2500, f/10, ISO 1600, handheld from a helicopter with doors off

by Clara Davies, Victoria