One of our Australian creators Anna Glynnhad a pleasant surprise this weekend when checking back on her timelapse footage. She had set up her TLC2020 camera by an Australian lyrebird mound in her backyard to play with camera settings and familiarize herself with her new camera. To her suprise, a male lyrebird appears on the mounded dirt and starts to dance and show off his attributes while making a mating call. The dance and call quickly at tracts a female, and the two mate on the mound. Anna was very excited because though she has filmed lyrebirds in the past she had never witnessed or filmed the birds mating. It is also quite rare for Anna to see a female birds! After a brief mating, the male runs off and the female looks out into the distance.
Anna Glynn is an artist from Australia and has used Brinno cameras to film scenes in some of the world’s most unique ecosystems. From the tops of trees in Norway, isolated islands in the Gulf of Mexico, and in her native Australia, she has captured many unique scenes.
In 2019 as a part of a project called the Art of the Threatened Species, Anna and biologist Peter Dlamazzo captured time lapse video of giant pink slugs at the Snail and Slug Threatened EcologicalCommunity atop Mount Kaputar in North South Wales, Australia.
For more information on Anna and her art check out her website.
UPDATE: Anna’s video was shared by ABC News