The Himalayan monal is striking. All the more so on its home turf, high in the mountains of Asia, against a backdrop of rock and snow. “Once seen,” wrote WCS’s founding ornithologist William Beebe, “it is never forgotten.” Have you seen a similarly stunning color combination? Send us the best burst you can find in nature, be it from your backyard or the back of a Himalayan pheasant.
Our editorial team will choose the best submissions based on appeal, composition, originality, and technical quality. A group of chosen shots for this assignment will be posted on this page and one will even be featured.