21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Collared aracari enjoying fresh fruit from the tropical jungle

This colorful collared aracari was flying in and out of its nest in the tropical forest of Yucatan in the early morning. I've been waiting for a few hours for the light of the sun to come out a bit more to be a blue to capture the stunning colors of this amazing bird. Once out of the nest it only stays for a minute around before to disappear in the forest and coming back a bit later to check on its nest and the baby birds that were probably waiting for breakfast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Nuevo Durango, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Thomas Peuvion