Photo of the Day

December 11, 2018

Beautiful Bird

A red-tailed comet displays its stunning, iridescent feathers as it feeds. Its deeply-forked tail makes it one of the most distinctive and well-known hummingbird species. "Your perspective really captures his feathers in their full beauty" commented Your Shot associate photo editor Kristen McNicholas. "I love how symmetrical your frame is and how I can immediately focus on the beauty of this bird!" 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 Damilice Mansur, National Geographic Your Shot

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