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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bright Colors in the Sky

Perching on top of a dead tree branch the outstanding plumage of this Lilac-Breasted Roller instantly caught my eye while I was driving. I knew I had to stop and try to get a shot showcasing its beautiful details.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Kuruman River Reserve, South Africa
Copyright: © Rita Leal