Want to see a photographic first?

Posted July 22nd, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Biologist Daniel Lebbin working at Peru’s Abra Patricia Bird Reserve was able to take the shot of a lifetime, the first ever photograph of an Ochre-fronted Antpitta (don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of it either) in the wild.

According to the American Bird Conservancy (which Lebbin was working for), the bird was first discovered in 1976 and exists only in two remote locations at certain altitudes in the Andes. At least that’s the only places they’ve been found thus far.

I won’t show this copyrighted photo but click here to see it. It’s not the best of shots and the bird is far from being tropically stunning, but at least he got the picture. Cool.

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