The opportunity to photograph a peacock up close with it’s stunning tail on full display, arose while I was at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney.

I was having an ice cream break, and one handed, took the photos as the feathers brushed past me. Moments later, changing rolls of film, I dropped the roll with photos I just captured and watched as it slid into the storm water drain. Just like Charlie from the Chocolate factory, I used some sticks and prayers, and managed to save my precious photos from the drain.

-Maeike