SUBMISSION: Regal Plumage by Mia Gifford

ENDANGERED: Fine Art & Photography Contest 2017 Submission.

Regal Plumage by Mia Gifford. All Rights Reserved.

This majestic creature is a large bird and males are well-known for their brightly colored feathers and plumage.

Although these birds have few natural predators, they are facing rapid deforestation in many areas of New Guinea.

This destruction of their habitat has sadly left many of these birds of paradise with no place to nest or live.

In addition, the birds were hunted by Europeans for many years after local peoples had told them that the birds were from the gods.

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