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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Monal is taking view of Silk Route

Any decent shot of a magnificent bird like Monal (male in particular) would be attractive but my idea was to capture this beauty in its habitat against the backdrop of the famous zig-zag road of East Sikkim. Having failed for 3 consecutive days, finally got the bird at desired location and made this image. It was quite early morning, also a bit cloudy, hence light was not favourable.

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Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Sumanta Basu