|The Resplendent Quetzal|
We wanted to see a male Quetzal on our trip to Guatemala.
Guatemala's national bird was in a cloud forest in Biotopo del Quetzal, a wildlife reserve and the bird's home.
Those who wanted could go on a walk in the reserve while others could wait at a small restaurant as a Quetzal sometimes came to a nearby tree.
We waited at the restaurant until the hikers were back and then walked back to where our bus was waiting. As we got there the driver pointed to this magnificent creature flying between two trees.
I took several photos. This is the best of the lot.
Not everyone sees a Quetzal.
We were blessed, or lucky, or both that morning.