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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
beautiful bird trying to stay cool

my girlfriend and i were hiking at a nature preserve when we saw the bird on the rail. it was a hot day and it was trying to stay cool by moving it's neck pouch. we were able to get the picture without disturbing it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: clear lake, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © matthew loughran