16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spread your wings

Telephoto shot of a rainbow lorikeet taking off of a nectarine tree in suburban Melbourne. To me rainbow lorikeets are one of the most amazing creatures in australian wildlife, not only because of their beauty but also their high intelligence. I have been photographing them for quite some time and finally got a shot that I'm really happy with, especially because of how the light enhanced the stunning colours of its plumage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Melbourne, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Peter Virag