14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Silence!! Pay Attention Here!!

I shot this during a visit to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka. The image shows six Black-headed Ibises standing in rapt attention in front of a Great Egret in a shallow stream at the Sanctuary. It seemed as if the egret was conducting a class for the ibises!! A very fascinating sight indeed!!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Banavasi near Shimoga, India
Camera: FinePix HS50EXR
Copyright: © Sridhar Gudi