Every day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. Our selections from the first half of February 2022 include photos of a Black Vulture, a pair of Piping Plovers, a hungry Red-bellied Woodpecker, and more!
The male Himalayan Monal wears a rainbow of colors from its crest to its tail. The species, a type of pheasant, is found in Himalayan forests and shrublands from Afghanistan to Bhutan. Aravind Venkatraman took the photo.