14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snake birds drying themselves up

The three snake birds caught in the World Heritage Site Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park) The snake birds' plumage gets wet while diving and unlike other birds they have to dry it by spreading their wings. The very long neck got it the name.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Bharatpur, India
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Ashwani Kumar