HANGING ON

MALLEE EMU-WREN

STIPITURUS MALLEE

STATUS: ENDANGERED

The secretive mallee emu-wren faces a tough struggle for survival. The species is now restricted to several national parks in western Victoria. This shot was taken when one emu-wren left its spinifex cover, alighting momentarily between the branches of a stunted tree.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria
Canon 5D Mk III, Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS II USM + 1.4x III, 1/1000, f/8, ISO 2000, monopod

by Michael Hanvey