Photograph: Shane McInnes/TheWorldsRarestBirds
This image appeared in the Guardian (online) yesterday and for some reason it's kind of haunting me; I can't get it out of my head. The photo won the "Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild" category in an international photography competition run in support of the conservation project BirdLife International. The bird itself is a Kakapo, a big flightless parrot and one of the world's rarest of our feathered friends; there's believed to be only 124 alive today. Which is pretty awesome and terribly sad. And I think that's why the image is so haunting. It's also an amazing picture. See more Kakapo here.