March 7, 2014

Royal Crest

Photograph by Andrew Snyder, National Geographic Your Shot

“For the last three years, I have spent my summers conducting biodiversity surveys with a team of other biologists and research assistants in the rain forests of Guyana,” says Your Shot contributor Andrew Snyder, whose picture was featured in the Daily Dozen. “For our bird surveys, we set up a series of mist nets through the understory, and this Amazonian royal flycatcher was one of the birds caught [over the] summer. From previous experience, I knew that this species typically puts on its remarkable crest displays when handled, so while the team was taking their necessary measurements, I was able to make this photograph.”

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67 comments
Qamrul Khanson
Qamrul Khanson

The creativity of Almighty keeps continually thankful as how amazingly these creatures reflect the heavenly abode while still living upon this planet earth. This beautiful crowned Royal Crest reminds us of our duty towards the preservation of these creatures which would help preserve the Global Environment.

John Lewis
John Lewis

Wonderful shot, full of character! Birds have faces that rival our own in their power to suggest emotions. Their displays and dances must have been the origin of many human rulers' displays and stylized movements as they presented themselves to their subjects. Powerful testimony to the relatedness of all life.

D M.
D M.

I just hope all the birds were released.  Beautiful shot of this poor startled little creature.

Teresa G
Teresa G

Beautiful...the contrast of the entire piece is simply stunning!

Sher Nasser
Sher Nasser

God's creation, so beautiful, colourful, majestic.

Kyler Davis
Kyler Davis

shark:a brightly colored bird! NOM NOM NOM

a human:oh mah god such a butiful bird

the bird: LOOK AT ME GIRLS IM SOOOO PRITTEH!

a chicken on a farm:OH GOD THE FARMERS GETTING HIS AXE!

l lalancette
l lalancette

Spent 3 years in Guyana when I was young - awesome experience. Beautiful bird too.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Magnificently STUNNING!         Wonderfully colorful and so beautiful!    Thank you Andrew Snyder.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Crest/Crown, this bird belongs to royalty, with its magnificent display. The colors are amazing, with every feather in place unruffled. What a portrait, of a lovely bird.    Dont really know what a 'mist net' means,but I'm sure they are not harmed by it. j.e.s.        

malik sadiq
malik sadiq

amazing shot! congrats on being the photo of the day. you deserve it! :)

Rita Skajewska
Rita Skajewska

Gratulacje  dla profesjonalnie wykonanego zdjecia przez Andrew Snyder. 

angela calienni
angela calienni

I want him how beautiful we are so grateful to able to view these animals

ASTRID BASSON
ASTRID BASSON

wow, stunning photo, you can almost "feel" the bird in your photo!!!!  beautiful creation of God!!! thanks 

qing li
qing li

What a sharp right eye.

Rodolfo Alonzo
Rodolfo Alonzo

I for one am not impressed. I believe that I saw that bird. At Mardi Gras 1997.

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