Now that is what I call a withering stare. This bird is the Arrow-marked Babbler and it was photographed by Lip Kee in Botswana. There is sharp focus in both the bird and the photograph! All eyes go to the creature’s orange iris, encircling an engaged jet black pupil that leads straight into its mouth.
The exquisite texture of the bird’s feathers are also a main focus. Throughout his head and chest, we have numerous spikes and tufts, showing off various color striations, lengths, and thicknesses. If it weren’t for the shallow focus and piercing eye, he may have blended right into the trees as nature intended.
Thanks to Lip for posting this amazing photograph with creative commons. You have the eye of an eagle!