Peacock at sunrise
Last year, Louis and his family went on holiday to India with an Indian friend, who took them to lots of nature reserves. 'One morning we went for a visit at sunrise', says Louis, 'to Keoladeo National Park', in Bharatpur. 'There were many peacocks still asleep in the trees. When they woke up, they would fly away' to forage. 'I took my picture just before this peacock left his tree. I really liked the silhouette of the peacock and the tree, also the special light.' It wasn't until Louis looked at the picture later that he saw the second silhouette - as distinctive as the peacock's - a bee-eater.
Canon Powershot G12; 1/2000 sec at f5 (-0.7 e/v); ISO 200.
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India
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Louis Pattyn, Belgium
Louis has always been interested in nature and wildlife. He thinks just about anything can be beautiful, from the tiniest insects to the biggest mammals. His whole family is interested in wildlife and spends most holidays in wild places. Louis hopes his images can inspire other children to become interested in wildlife.