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a silvereye on flowers in New Zealand
March 9, 2016

Simply Irresistible

A New Zealand silvereye stretches toward a Puya alpestris, a dramatically colored flowering plant that is native to Chile and very attractive to nectar-sipping bird species. “When the flowers bloom, the silvereye is intoxicated. I spent a delightful afternoon capturing [images of] these fleeting birds at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand,” writes Your Shot community member Chew Yen Fook, who shared this photo. Fook's shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now >>
Photograph by Chew Yen Fook, National Geographic Your Shot

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