Steve Chivers, Australian darter on an autumn morning at Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra (ANIMALS 2024)

An Australian darter basks as sunrise penetrates through rising mist on Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. This is a busy area of the lakeside for people but darters, cormorants, coots and many other waterbirds are common and relatively tolerant.

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