@TimLaman of the elusive male Magnificent Riflebird - member of the Birds of Paradise family with amazing iridescent feathers on its neck that shimmer and change color as he moves them. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo at the @AustralianWildlifeConservancy Piccaninny Plains Sanctuary in central Cape York Peninsula, #Australia, #Queensland, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.
In this short animation film, a magnificent bird performs for the Emperor inside a glittering palace. Its plumage is a blaze of colour. A blackbird, watching enviously, strives to acquire what he so desperately covets, only to discover that a golden cage can’t compete with the open skies.