While in Pokhri in Chamoli(2019) our caretaker told us that a king cobra had crossed within the campus of the homestay a couple of days back and that it may be worthwhile trying to look for it in the nearby jungle. So off we went trying to be as cautious as we could be as we didn't really want to bump into the hamadryad in close quarters. Try as we did for a few hours, we did not find the snake but found more birds. During our way back we saw this scaly thrush trying to find out who had disturbed its peace and tranquility. After a few pics we quietly walked away leaving it to its thoughts. This image was made that day.
Nikon D7500, Nikkor 200-500mm @480mm, f/7.1, exposure 1/125, ISO 1250