14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Juvenile Roseate Spoonbill

This is a 9 month old Roseate Spoonbill. Notice that the bill has yet to thicken and the sun is shining through it like an xray showing the nerves and blood vessels.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Avery Island, Louisiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Alfred Calabrese