Wildlife photographer captures ‘once-in-a-lifetime moment’ of bird bathing in a flower petal




We always love seeing unique and beautiful nature photos. The best wildlife photographers can snap a photo at just the right moment, capturing a perfect moment that helps bring us closer to nature.

Like one photographer, who captured a “once-in-a-lifetime moment” of a bird bathing in a flower petal in a beautiful photograph.

Rahul Singh is a photographer from Jalpaiguri, India, who loves observing local wildlife with his camera — and has a special fondness for the local birds.

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Purple Sunbird, Male.

Nikon Gears

f6.3, 1/500s, ISO 2000, 400mm.

Mounted on Digitek DTR 495BH Tripod.

Simple Composition

Egret landing.

Nikon Gears

F5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 1250, 500mm.

Handheld.

Singh’s Instagram, @rahulsinghclicks, is full of pictures of birds of all sizes and colors.

But many of the most striking photos are of birds enjoying the local plants and flowers.

Purple Sunbird, female.
Nikon D7100, Tamron 100-400mm f4-6.3
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f7.1, 1/800s, ISO 800 (AUTO), 350mm.
Mounted on Digitek DTR 495BH

And last year, he captured one of his most memorable photos after observing some very unique, rare bird behavior.

“I visited a place where there were bushes of these ornamental bananas to take photos of sunbirds sucking nectar from it,” he told The Dodo.

“Everything was going as usual when, suddenly, I was shocked that the crimson sunbird started taking a bath in the water stored in the banana flower petal.”

Here is another image from the series where Crimson Sunbird female refreshing herself with the water which is stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her. In this particular image she posed as if she has poked her beak into the flower.

Crimson Sunbird
Nikon D7100, Nikon Afs 200-500mm f5.6
f5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 640 (AUTO), 500mm.

Amazed, he quickly captured a series of photos of the bird cooling off in the dew. He wrote that it was “as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.”

The bird certainly looks like she’s enjoying herself. The photographer explained on Instagram that the bird could probably use some cooling off on a hot morning.

“In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant,” Singh wrote. “In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.”

In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant. In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.

A Crimson Sunbird female refreshing herself with the water which is stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.

Singh took plenty of photos. He had never seen anything like it, and knew it was a rare opportunity.

“I was literally stunned to see this unusual behavior,” he told The Dodo. “I kept my camera’s shutter button pressed as the bird took her bath.”

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ANOTHER ONE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE SERIES.

In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant. In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.

A Crimson Sunbird female refreshing herself with the water which is stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.

Crimson Sunbird
Nikon D7100, Nikon Afs 200-500mm f5.6
f5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 720 (AUTO), 500mm.

The photos of the crimson sunbird’s bath have now gone viral and are Singh’s most popular photos on Instagram.

It just goes to show how nature can surprise and amaze us if we just stop to look at the flowers.

“This was really a once-in-a-lifetime moment,” Singh said. “It’s amazing how nature can surprise us.”

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In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant. In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.

A Crimson Sunbird female refreshing herself with the water which is stored in the petal of an ornamental banana flower as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.
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Crimson Sunbird
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Nikon D7100, Nikon Afs 200-500mm f5.6
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f5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 500 (AUTO), 500mm.

What beautiful photos! We’ve definitely never seen anything like this. What a cool nature moment to capture on camera!

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