November 20, 2012

Pheasant, Italy

Photograph by Michel Giaccaglia

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This pheasant is proudly calling to mark its territory spotted with poppies, and seems to like to wear one of them as a mask—the right face at the right place for the right shot.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.)

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