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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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I always wanted to photograph the baya weavers while they got their thread from the vegetation around the lake. I had seen grass being used for weaving the nests, but the fiber from the frond was a revelation to me. Very resourceful birds indeed!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Bengaluru, India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Saravana Siddhavarapu