YOU CAN’T SEE ME…

RED-CAPPED PLOVER

CHARADRIUS (CHARADRIUS) RUFICAPILLUS

I was lying on the mud photographing a male plover and a few-days-old chick, who was looking for food a few metres from its father. The male spotted a white-bellied sea eagle, called what sounded like an alarm, and the chick responded immediately, running frantically to hide underneath Dad’s belly.

Lake Wollumboola, New South Wales
Canon EOS 1D Mk IV, Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS, 1/2000, f/7.1, ISO 800, tripod

by Ofer Levy