July 1, 2014

Under the Sun

Photograph by Piotr Pabisiak

A Palestine sunbird (also known as the northern orange-tufted sunbird) seeks nectar on a sunny day near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. "It took just a few seconds to take the picture, and I did it!" writes photographer Piotr Pabisiak on his entry to the Traveler Photo Contest. "This is an amazing bird."

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.


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48 comments
cleber priego
cleber priego

A sintonia do olhar me atraiu, a vida é muito forte.

M. Linde
M. Linde

Truly beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.Thanks for sharing.

Janice H.
Janice H.

So lovely in every way.      The beautiful bird, the lighting, the colors evoke a perfect summer day!!

Georgia Thomas
Georgia Thomas

Wow this is so beautiful! Wish i could take photos like this one. Need a new camera :D XD!


Carlos Angulo R
Carlos Angulo R

Under the Sun

#Photography by Piotr Pabisiak #NatGeo #Birds

Shannon T
Shannon T

The color in this shot is spectacular. Well done.

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Startling colors and wonderful timing.  The contrasting colors are wonderful and the overall composition is well done. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats.

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

Beautiful!  Love the colors on the bird.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

An amazing bird and amazing photograph.  The color is stunningly beautiful.  

andy smart
andy smart

Magnificent seperation of planes

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Its hard to believe what my eyes are seeing!  What a lovely little bird adorned in his glossy, very colorful feathers,and with those pink to soft orange flowers adding to the the great picture, its just a wonderful shot.  j.e.s.......... 

Ben Preiss
Ben Preiss

Palestine sunbirds are nectar feeders and may look like hummingbirds but they are not hummingbirds. They do not feed on the wing only perched. This is a male, the females are brownish, less ostentatious. They make lovely tear-dropped shaped woven nests.

Jaka Brzin
Jaka Brzin

I love colibri or hummingbird. Cool photo.


Tanmoy Ray
Tanmoy Ray

Focus is excellent .. nice shot :) 

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