30 Dec '16, 8pm

A lucky birder captured the only known photos of endangered Horned Guans mating in the wild.

Just seeing one guan, a turkey-like bird with a red horn on top of its head, would be enough to make any birder’s trip, but Basora's luck didn’t stop there. He and another birder actually got to see two guans—a male and a female—and watch them consummate. On top of that, he managed to snap the only known photograph of two Horned Guans mating in the wild. The trip, which took place this past March, was organized by the Mexican Community of Nature Photographers with the intention of finding another rare bird, the Resplendent Quetzal. Basora, a 42-year-old information technology specialist, has been a member of the group for about five years and travels with them all over Mexico looking for new birds and landscapes. “I’m a big enthusiast of nature photography,” he says. The sighting and photograph didn’t come without work. The journey to El Triunfo is long and exhausting. Fro...

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