Photo of the Day

August 5, 2018

Feather Display

A peacock spreads its tail feathers, which are famous for their iridescence and bright colors. The display is part of the species' elaborate mating ritual, where females are believed to pick their mates based on the size, color, and quality of the feathers. The term "peacock" actually only refers to males of the species; females are known as peahens. 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 Victor Rotaru, National Geographic Your Shot
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