TRASH OR TREASURE

Satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

Satin bowerbirds have taken advantage of human presence by decorating their bower with bright blue objects. They meticulously place each piece of rubbish around their courtship arena and even parade around with objects in their bill to impress females. In this instance, one person’s trash is another bird’s treasure.

Gold Coast, Queensland

Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon 16–35mm f4 IS, 1/30, f/5.6, ISO 4000, tripod

by Matt Wright, Queensland