18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Riding Roller

A Lilac-breasted Roller riding a Zebra and finding an easy insect meal. They usually prefer roosting on a branch and try their luck with flying insects. However, this particular one rode the Zebra for more than half-an-hour. Perhaps, the bird realized that there were many insects get activated and then flying as the herd of Zebras moving from one place to another

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Lakshitha Karunarathna