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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flipping the Bird

At the Castelo St. Jorge in Lisbon, Portugal, a peacock was displaying his plumage to the crowd and the nearby peahens. This shot is captured from behind him, where the feathers are only brown, white, and gray; but I was intrigued by the geometry of the feather cores exploding out from the center into a firework like display, and found that I loved how it looked in black and white.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Elle Bee