This little bustard gave a wonderful performance just in front of my hide in the drylands of Spain. At the climax of its display, it seemed to explode! It lifted off one meter into the air, making some strange prrrt-noises. This male couldn’t stop jumping all morning and made me really happy! This is what I was looking for: a male close-by and posing in my direction – no cropping on these shots! Add beautiful backgrounds and the perfect morning light, and you get the perfect picture. Thank you, Mr bustard!