GRUB TIME

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - COVER STORY -

Kim Hui Yu, Malaysia, Fi­nal­ist, 15–17 years old cat­e­gory / Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year

While on a morn­ing jog in a fruit or­chard, Kim spot­ted an ori­ole nest high up in a mango tree. Af­ter 10 days keep­ing watch, she saw that the two par­tially fledged chicks had fi­nally emerged. Re­turn­ing with a tent to hide in and a cam­era, she waited for this per­fect com­po­si­tion. A com­mon sight in Asian city gar­dens, black-naped ori­oles for­age through the canopy look­ing for berries and in­sects. Both males and fe­males take care of their young. These young­sters will have spent two to three weeks in the nest and can look for­ward to an­other cou­ple of weeks of tasty treats pro­vided by their par­ents.

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