THE MOONLIT FOREST

Greater glider, Petauroides volans

Listed as vulnerable on a national basis, the once-common greater glider (Petauroides volans) is now facing serious decline. The gliders’ nesting hollows (found in old trees) are being lost in land clearing and industrial-scale logging operations. Gliders need several large, hollow branches in different trees to survive.

Wadbilliga National Park, Tathra, New South Wales

Nikon D500, AF-S Nikkor 200–500mm f5.6 500mm, 1/125, f/5.6, ISO 4000, Manfrotto tripod

by David Gallan, New South Wales