“This was really a once-in-a-lifetime moment.”
Rahul Singh is a wildlife photographer that has managed to a lot of amazing shots with a wide range of different animal species.
These include elephants, deer, jackals, monkeys and rhinos. As beautiful as these may be, his real passion is capturing photos of colorful birds he can find nesting in his home city.
This is the moment that left him stunned.
“I visited a place where there were bushes of these ornamental bananas to take photos of sunbirds sucking nectar from it.”
“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.”
The red petaled flower in these photos is called the banana flower, and it collected water from the early morning drizzle in one of its petals.
The tiny crimson sunbird, which only stretches to 4 inches long made the most of the opportunity to cool down on a hot day.
After filling up on nectar, the mini songbird cooled down in the petal ‘bathtub’.
This was a once in a lifetime moment for Rahul, in all his years of bird watching, he had never seen anything like it.
“I was literally stunned to see this unusual behavior, I kept my camera’s shutter button pressed as the bird took her bath.”
Rahul then posted the photos onto his Instagram. He was clearly ecstatic to have been at the right place at the right time to capture this magical moment.
“This was really a once-in-a-lifetime moment,” said Rahul. “It’s amazing how nature can surprise us.”