19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Raindrops on a Feather

Macro of various sized raindrops on a gull bird feather, laying in damp sand. Feather anatomy of rachis, quill, vane, barbs and barbules all clearly visible. Image taken during a guided Safari Trail on Holkham Nature Reserve, Nov 2021, as the rest of my group were looking seaward for birds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: United Kingdom
Copyright: © Sally Hewitt