Photo of the Day

September 1, 2016

Flirty Fowl

An iridescent peacock spreads its tail feathers, called a train, in an impressive display. It is believed that the females—peahens—choose their mates based on the size and color of these feather trains. Your Shot photographer Cristina del Campo Martin photographed this pheasant in Madrid, Spain. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Cristina del Campo Martín, National Geographic Your Shot
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