17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Himalayan Monal on a rock

Male Monal is arguably the most colourful bird found in India. Got chance to shot this beauty during one of my trips. It was sheer splendour seeing this magnificent bird in the morning light. The image shows a full grown male Monal standing on a mossy rock, and it's rainbow-like colours are visible prominently.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Sumanta Basu