Orange-bellied parrot, Neophema chrysogaster
Status: Critically endangered
A birding trip to Melaleuca, the summer breeding ground of one of the world’s rarest and most endangered species – the orange-bellied parrot – is an emotional rollercoaster. May these endearing Australian icons forever animate the windswept wild lands of Tasmanian’s south-west with their buzzing calls and blazing colours.
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon 500 mm f4 II, 1/4000, f/8, ISO 1600, tripod, pattern metering, manual exposure, autofocus, burst mode