<p>During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this parrot decided that he couldn't stand the heat of the Guanacaste summer and decided to take a bath.</p> <p><i>(This photo and caption were submitted to <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/" target="_blank">Your Shot.</a>)</i></p>

Parrot Bathing

During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this parrot decided that he couldn't stand the heat of the Guanacaste summer and decided to take a bath.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

Photograph by Cesar Badilla, Your Shot

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