13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Preparing for the dance!!

Inside the heart of the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil a group of Blue Manikins prepare to dance for the female which is in the centre of the photo and a camouflaged dull green. When she gives the sign they continuously jump over one another presenting themselves to the female in a unique and melodic dance which over a space of 4 minutes continuos into a high speed frenzy of mesmerizing colour. The finale is that each male at the very end presents his final presentation with a high pitched whistle and the female then makes her choice of the greatest dancer. Truly one of the great wonders of the natural world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Copyright: © christian spencer