Wildlife photographer captures ‘once-in-a-lifetime moment’ of bird bathing in a flower petal

We always love seeing unique and beautiful nature photos. The best wildlife photographers can snap a photo at just the right moment, capturing a perfect moment that helps bring us closer to nature.

Like one photographer, who captured a “once-in-a-lifetime moment” of a bird bathing in a flower petal in a beautiful photograph.

Rahul Singh is a photographer from Jalpaiguri, India, who loves observing local wildlife with his camera — and has a special fondness for the local birds.

And last year, he captured one of his most memorable photos after observing some very unique, rare bird behavior.

“I visited a place where there were bushes of these ornamental bananas to take photos of sunbirds sucking nectar from it,” he told The Dodo.

“Everything was going as usual when, suddenly, I was shocked that the crimson sunbird started taking a bath in the water stored in the banana flower petal.”

Amazed, he quickly captured a series of photos of the bird cooling off in the dew. He wrote that it was “as if nature creates a floral bath tub for her.”

The bird certainly looks like she’s enjoying herself. The photographer explained on Instagram that the bird could probably use some cooling off on a hot morning.

“In India, the Autumn days are hot and humid but the nights are pleasant,” Singh wrote. “In the morning, dew drops are found on the edge of grass, flower petals and sometimes water is stored in the flower petals.”

Singh took plenty of photos. He had never seen anything like it, and knew it was a rare opportunity.