“This was really a once-in-a-lifetime moment.”
Rahul Singh is a wildlife photographer that has managed to a lot of beautiful shots with a wide range of different animal species and this time he has managed to capture a truly amazing shot.
These include elephants, deer, jackals, monkeys, and rhinos. As beautiful as these may be, his real passion is capturing photos of colorful birds he can find nesting in his home city. This time, he has taken pictures of a tiny bird using a flower petal as a bathtub!
This is the moment that left him stunned.
“I visited a place where there were bushes of these ornamental bananas to take photos of sunbirds sucking nectar from it.”
“Everything was going as usual when, suddenly, I was shocked that the crimson sunbird started taking a bath in the water stored in the banana flower petal.”
The flower you see here is called the banana flower and it has collected morning dew in a petal, turning itself into a tiny bathtub.
The early-morning drizzle had collected in the bowl-like red petal of the banana flower, and the 4-inch-long songbird wasn’t going to let it go to waste on a hot day.
The tiny bird saw the petal tub and decided to make the most of it. It must have been refreshing, dipping in the petal tub! After all, it had just filled up on the nectar.
For Rahul, it was once in a lifetime moment. He had never seen anything like that before. And neither had we!
“I was literally stunned to see this unusual behavior, I kept my camera’s shutter button pressed as the bird took her bath.”
Rahul then posted the photos onto his Instagram. “This was really a once-in-a-lifetime moment,” said Rahul. “It’s amazing how nature can surprise us.”
These photographs attract a large number of people, the majority of whom are intrigued and astonished by them. Below are remarks from certain internet communities:
‘It looks and feels like a bathtub, it would be perfect if there was some soap and water. Look at the sweetness.’
‘This has to be one of The most spontaneous frames
‘I have ever seen. The exceptional timing Offered the photographer
A rare n magical moment. Thank you so much for sharing THIS frame’
‘How absolutely beautiful, nature is such a wonderful source of joy!
‘It looks like it’s not taken in the wild, usually, banana flower is not positioned like this, the pointed part of the banana flower is usually downward, Anyway, the photo is beautiful’
‘Surprised that the Hummingbird is the same color as the flower. Beautiful.’
What an exciting moment when one can capture this.