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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Darter tale

Oriental darter is a water dependent bird who resides in water for food but doesn't have oil gland, unlike ducks. so in order to get themselves dry, they have to spread their wings and sit for a long time in the sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Upamanyu Chakraborty