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BIRD ON THE EDGE
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
BIRD ON THE EDGE

From just one species of finch-like bird finding its way to the Hawaiian Islands about 5.5 million years ago, more than 50 Hawaiian Honeycreepers species evolved. Those endemic birds have been subject of many scientific studies and represent a perfect demonstration of Darwin’s theory of evolution, evolution of many species from one common ancestor. Sadly, today there are only 18 honeycreepers species remaining, all in great danger of extinction. Hawaii Amakihi is one of them, a precious testimony of this bird living on the edge, pushed in its last refuge in high altitude rainforests. The perfect alliance between rarity and artistic view of this endemic bird.

TAGS: Hawaii, Rainforest

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© Dorota SENECHAL.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 12, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D500
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Hawaii, United States of America