18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Two hoopoe birds sharing tidbits as they take off.

Two hoopoe birds exchanging tidbits during courtship, as they prepare to take off from their perch. Their striking wings are outstretched against the backdrop of the blue sky and a yellow oleander shrub (Thevetia peruviana).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Chandana Roy