“In March, due to a natural phenomenon Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.”
Photograph by Alex El Barto.
Red-keeled Flowerpecker (Dicaeum australe)
Also known as the red-striped flowerpecker, the red-keeled flowerpecker is a species of passerine bird endemic to the Philippines. Like most flowerpeckers the red-keeled flowerpecker feeds mainly on nectar and berries (and insects) which it collects with its modified tongue tip. The Black-belted Flowerpecker (D. haematostictum) was once thought to be a subspecies of the red-keeled flowerpecker but recent data shows it as a separate species.