16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Eastern Curlew bird, Fraser Island Australia

After sunrise i spotted this Curlew walking back from the beach. ts stunning eyes captivated me. As I watched the bird two baby chicks climbed out from underneath its mother. She was protective trying to make sure i kept my distance letting out a cry and moving around creating a barrier between us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: fraser island Australia, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Angela Harris