20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Oxpecker on a Roan

A yellow-billed oxpecker chirps in the ear of a young roan antelope as it sits on its back. The roan chews on some stalks of grass, barely noticing the noisy oxpecker.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing