Military Macaw (Ara militaris) by Eyal Nahmias

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Military Macaw (Ara militaris) by 

Military Macaw (Ara militaris) is a medium sized member of the macaw family. Though considered vulnerable as a wild species, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry. A predominantly green bird, it is found in the forests of Mexico and South America. this one was captured in the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Santa Barbara, California U.S.A

Nikon D700
80-400 4.5-5.6 Nikkor @400 mm
1/100 f5.6
ISO 250
Nikon speedlight SB800

As of 8/20/2011 1232 views


Through the Eye of the Beholder, Permanent Feature Aug. 2011
Featured: Artists Universe Group August 2011
Featured: High Quality Images Group August 2011
Featured: live Love Dream Group August 2011
Featured: Superbly Visual Group September 2011


I will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of this image and the ones below to the American Bird Conservancy

And the T-Shirt below


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  • cdwork
    cdworkover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful detail and vibrance

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Stunning, beautiful image!!!

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allenover 5 years ago

    Eyal, great!

  • Gregory Ewanowich
    Gregory Ewanowichover 5 years ago

    These birds have such beautiful plumage. So colorful. Very nice capture.

  • imageofpix4u
    imageofpix4uover 5 years ago

    Beautiful bird, great shot.

  • Lensman2008
    Lensman2008over 5 years ago

    Not what you would call the ‘Monty Python’s’ ‘Norwegian Blue’ (beautiful plumage,squire!).
    A handsome and colorful guy!!

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertover 5 years ago

    stunning colors and beautifully composed shot..great details and lighting!

  • Kablwerk
    Kablwerkover 5 years ago

    Magical colours- makes me smile just to see this picture!

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartover 5 years ago

    Delightful individual, Eyal. In appreciation to your ongoing support to conservation.

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful image of this parrot!

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