Tim Long captured this endangered raptor with roadkill via a Reconyx camera trap. Found only in Tasmania, Aquila audax fleayi is Australia's largest bird of prey.
Tim wins an HP2X Reconyx Hyperfire 2 Covert IR Camera.
Dr. Bill Low of Low Ecological Services captured this Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) and a Western Brown Snake with Recoynx camera traps while monitoring for potential mining exploration.
Deakin University Wildlife & Conservation Biology Senior Lecturer Dr. Desley Whisson captured an Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) attempting to nab a Barnacle Goose gosling (Branta leucopsis) in the high Arctic.
Dr. Whisson wins an HP2X Reconyx Hyperfire 2 Covert IR Camera.
Sydney-based Ariana Anada (BA Wildlife Conservation and Photography) shared the backstory: “On a kowari trapping project in the far north gibber plains, we would rise hours before the sun so that processing these unique marsupials could be completed shortly after. In the morning light, a kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) is released to find its burrow where it can escape the heat of the day. This kowari seemingly flew across the gibber, showcasing its speed that would again be put to use once night falls—where it becomes one of the fiercest little predators in the land.
Griffith University Australian Rivers Institute PhD Candidate Katie Turlington shares that this photo of Pavo cristatus “was taken in my backyard in the middle of suburbia! We call him ‘Andrew,’ and he visits us regularly.”
In addition to this year’s winning shot, Dr. Desley Whisson also caught this Eastern Osprey feasting on a fish in Queensland.
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