I’m fascinated by these prehistoric-like birds of the Amazon rainforest – they are like no other bird!

They can hardly fly, they sound like a magpie stuck on the first note during the day, and they sound otherworldly at night especially around full moon.

Here they’re temporarily perched on a fallen tree in the oxbow lake at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) in the Peruvian Amazon.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s