Photo of the Day: Montezuma Oropendola

Photo of the Day: Montezuma Oropendola

At the end of a long day, Dwayne Wynne’s reward is well worth the wait.

By Todd Petty
Published: 04/14/2014

Dwayne Wynne photographed this resplendent Montezuma oropendola while lounging at a lodge in Tikal, Guatemala. After a long but rewarding day in the field, he and his travel companions were enjoying a cold drink on the lodge grounds. Luckily, Wynne’s camera was nearby when his girlfriend, Claudia, spotted the oropendola crawling down a banana flower stalk. In the dying light, he captured a couple of images, capping off a great day of birding.

This image was a Top 100 photo from the 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. To see all of the photos, click here.

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Todd Petty

Todd Petty is a reporter at Audubon Magazine.

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