Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Mrs. Humes Pheasant (female): this photograph may not be used without permission.

Setting up the hide at 5:00 o’ clock in the morning can be tedious, sleepy as we were, we had to do what needs to be done just to capture this beautiful creature. The waiting paid off as the female showed up first. The rest of our companions were there for the female only; well, we were there for both. As this simple female beauty showed up, we were blessed right away, all the troubles and difficulties of the twelve hours drive from Bangkok and up the mountains, gone. Blessed and ready to come back anytime soon.

The female Mrs. Humes Pheasant is a beautiful bird and it is also found in China, India, Burma, and Thailand. It is named after the wife, Mary Ann Grindall Hume, of a British naturalist in India Allan Octavian Hume. As all who went to capture the beauty of this bird on Doi San Ju, Chiang Mai, our curiosity grew stronger and stronger and when we were there, we did not expect to see the female since the male has always been the one coming out.

Doi San Ju, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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