14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

At the end of every winter, farmers of this huge grassland generally burn the grass and reed to clean the land for upcoming crop. When the fire spreads across the land,It destroys habitat of many birds and insects.As the fire progresses through the grassland all the grassland birds fly for shelter and small insects start coming out but Black Drongo acts differently! Then the brave black drongo starts capitalizing on such a moment by eating them flying on the live fire. The brave bird reminds me the legend of Phoenix.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Singur, India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Kallol Mukherjee