Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night
Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night, silhouetted against Melbourne city lights. St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia. December 2016. COP26 Countdown Photo Competition 2021 Joint winner
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Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water. Beaufort Sea, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water. Beaufort Sea, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA. Highly commended in the Polar Passion category of the Nature's Best Photography Competition 2019
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During an extreme heat-stress event at Melbourne's Yarra Bend Grey-headed Flying-fox
During an extreme heat-stress event at Melbourne's Yarra Bend Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) colony, where temperatures exceeded 43°C, in a desperate search for somewhere cooler and less exposed, Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) descend from the safety of the tree canopy looking for a cooler place. Ironically and sadly, this behaviour results in what experts call clumping - where the number of bats in close proximity means that the animals get even hotter. It is often a precursor to mass deaths. On the ground there were already many dead bats that had succumb to this heat-stress event.
Yarra Bend Golf course, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia.