21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Hornbill male with a dead snake on its nest

Hornbills incarcerate the females in a hollow tree and the males deliver food through a constructed slit to her and the chicks. Here the male Great Hornbill has arrived with a dead snake which he will deliver through the slit. It took him 15 minutes

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kuah, Malaysia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Copyright: © Graeme Guy