13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A bird perched on a bush in Aruba

When I arrived on the beach in the Bahamas I noticed this colorful bird flying around very quickly. I made it my mission to capture the perfect shot of this magnificent creature. I spent days following it around until I found its nest. From there I chased the bird around the beach for days until it landed perfectly for a moment. This is the result of that moment.

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Date Taken: 04.2014
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: Aruba
Copyright: © Alex Kormann