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Quetzal Feathers, Guatemala, 1996

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"Shimmering feathers of a male resplendent quetzal reach far beyond the nest he and his mate hollowed out of a tree in Guatemala. Breathtaking glimpses of this celebrated and threatened bird are becoming increasingly rare as human encroachment reduces its numbers."

—From "The Elusive Quetzal," June 1998, National Geographic magazine

Photograph by Steve Winter

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