16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lilac-breasted roller lands on branch carrying grasshopper
A lilac-breasted roller carrying a dead grasshopper in its beak lifts its wings to take off from the leafy branch of a bush. It has brown eyes, a grey beak, a white crown, lilac breast, turquoise and blue wings and long tail feathers. Shot with a Nikon D810 in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania in January 2018.
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