16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
One in every flock

While on a boat safari on the Chobe River, we came upon these four little bee eaters. They were huddled together with feathers fluffed to keep warm in the winter morning. We waited and waited hoping to get a photo of all birds facing the same direction, but perhaps a picture with one facing opposite the others is a more accurate representation of the experience, and of life in general.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Kasane, Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © David Riley