UNDER THE SPIKES

Short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus

On the way back from the Murray River we saw this echidna crossing the road. It hid its face and I knew it wasn’t coming out, so I decided to take a close-up. That was the best shot I took.

Near Blanchetown, South Australia

Nikon Coolpix B700, 4.3–258mm, 1/100, f/3.3, ISO 100, handheld

by Isaac Wilson, South Australia. Age 10