13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
True love

A couple of bee-eater (Merops apiaster) in the courtship phase in early spring. Newcomers winter in the south, the procession to get ready for the new generation begins late summer. The male repeatedly provides food for the female to accept mate ... Hehehe ... how hard it is to get a girl ;-)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: León, Spain
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Nicolás Merino