Under my wings
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) in flapping flight. The downstroke movement reveals the full spectrum of the underwing flight feathers. The arching of the wings recalls the shape of an alien spacecraft. Captured at Al Qurm Natural Park in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman.
Digital image ID: Philippe_Rouquet_20140304_5336
Created: March 04, 2014
Author: Philippe Rouquet
© Philippe Rouquet
Digital image size: 16.0 Mpixels (45.8 MB uncompressed) - 4000x4000 pixels (13.3x13.3 in / 33.9x33.9 cm at 300 ppi)