15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Solitary Kingfisher Perched Above a Pond of Lotuses

Captured above Kamal Tal ("or Lotus Pond"), near the Himalayan hill station Nainital, this kingfisher appears meditative. It sits still on a cable, as if staring appreciatively at one of the several lotuses blooming in the pond.

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Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: Siloti Pant (Uttarakhand), India
Copyright: © Charvi Gopal