For nearly six years, Rahul Singh has been photographing the wildlife that surrounds his home in Jalpaiguri, India. This photographer has captured beautiful photographs of elephants, rhinos, deer, jackals, and monkeys, but his genuine interest is for the birds that can be found throughout his city.
In August of last year, Rahul decided to go to a place with many beautiful banana bushes. It was an excellent location for photographing the birds as they savored the nectar.
A little songbird took advantage of the rain that had gathered between a crimson, bowl-shaped petal of a flower early in the morning.
SMALL BIRD USES FLOWER PETAL AS A BATHTUB
The photographer told The Dodo:
“Everything was going as usual when, suddenly, I was surprised that the crimson sunbird began to bathe in the water stored in the petal of the banana flower.”
After feeding on the delicious nectar, the crimson sunbird, a tiny species that is only 11 cm long, decided to use the petal as its bathtub. In his years of birding, Rahul hadn’t seen anything like it before.
The photographer tells:
“I was literally stunned to see this unusual behavior. I held the shutter button on my camera while the bird bathed.
Definitely, Rahul was so grateful and happy to be there at that moment, to capture the scene that seemed out of a fairy tale. The photographer decided to share the amazing images on Instagram, where thousands of people reacted in wonder.
Finally, Rahul said:
“This was truly a once in a lifetime moment. It’s amazing how nature can surprise us.