Lilac-breasted roller lands on branch carrying grasshopper

Lilac-breasted roller lands on branch carrying grasshopper
Lilac-breasted roller lands on branch carrying grasshopper

Lilac-breasted roller lands on branch carrying grasshopper

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A lilac-breasted roller carrying a dead grasshopper in its beak lifts its wings to take off from the leafy branch of a bush. It has brown eyes, a grey beak, a white crown, lilac breast, turquoise and blue wings and long tail feathers. Shot with a Nikon D810 in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania in January 2018.
ISO 640, 800mm, f/8, 1/1000

This shot won a Readers’ Choice award on ePHOTOzine, was chosen as the first-placed entry of the week in Africa's Photographer of the Year 2018 and received nearly 1,000 likes on Instagram. It was Highly Commended in SINWP’s Joys of Nature, In the Wild and Bird Photography competitions, was a finalist and won an Honourable Mention in the Fusion Art Open Art Exhibition (see video), was a finalist in the 2nd ROYGBIV Color Awards and Fusion Art’s 2nd International Photography Exhibition and won a Special Recognition award in LightSpaceTime’s Animals Art Exhibition. It also appeared as the Opening Shot image in Outdoor Photography.

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