18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Iridescent Starling

European Starlings are small birds, that from a distance tend to look quite dull. But when viewed up close, and in good light, their feathers take on an iridescence that makes them look like something straight out of a tropical rainforest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copyright: © Adri Pendleton