Every now and then a wildlife image that just has to be painted without any editing or compositional adjustment presents itself to you. Late in the afternoon, as the sun was almost below the horizon, this Laughing Kookaburra sat looking down at me as I set up my camp for the night. The rich yellow light filtered through the eucalyptus leaves and set them off like little lanterns. The Laughing Kookaburra is perhaps the most recognized of all Australian birds because of its chuckling voice, and it too was bathed in the beautiful afternoon glow. It is one of the ten kingfishers found in Australia.