Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

This beautiful beast was sunning itself on the lake bank at Sherwood Arboretum. We approached carefully, and it seemed reasonably happy with us as we got down to iPhone range.

Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Moving to a more comfortable spot
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
“Is this my best side?”
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Taking to the Air
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Darter Airborne
Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)
Flying away
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