AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC’s 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year competition is a spectacular celebration of our rich and rare wild beauty.
Kung Foo Fighting Swamphens
Purple swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio
Shelley Pearson, Western Australia
Two cute purple swamphen chicks emerged out of the reeds, falling over each other chasing after the parent. Every now and then the parent stopped to nudge them gently. It was a beautiful interaction to witness and this moment showed the cuteness and clumsiness of the chicks.
South Perth, Western Australia
Canon 1DX, Canon 500 f/4L IS II, 1/2700, f/7.1, ISO 640, handheld
Animal Behaviour Shortlisted image