When Pipis go bad
Australian pied oystercatcher, Haematopus longirostris; common pipi, Donax deltoides
This unfortunate Australian pied oystercatcher somehow picked up an unlikely hitchhiker that it just couldn’t shake, a common pipi (Donax deltoides). The other oystercatchers in the flock unsympathetically kept a safe distance fearing dreaded pipi foot contagion.
Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + 1.4xTC III @490 mm, 1/4000, f/10, ISO 1250, ground pod, partial metering, manual exposure, autofocus, burst mode