Birdwatching photo of Resplendent Quetzal perched on a mossy, lichen covered branch with a grasshopper in its beak. This avian has been honored through the ages. Also referred to as the Guatemalan Quetzal, it is a symbol of that nation and even their currency, the quetzal, bears reverence to this bird.
Sacred as well to the Mayans and Aztecs, priests would use their feathers during religious ceremonies. The highlands of Costa Rica provide splendid birdwatching opportunities such as this to capture wildlife images at their rawest. Image taken during a Costa Rica photo tour.
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