“On 19th November 2014, I discretely documented a private moment in the life of a White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) from a quiet, concealed corner at a local pond.
“Under the notion that no one was watching it, the Waterhen let its guard down and waded into the inviting water till waist-deep (above).
“It then began the routine of flapping its wings vigorously onto the water surface (above, below), as well as dipping its head underwater.
“If you wish to take a peek at this bathing beauty frolicking freely in the water, a video clip may be previewed here:
“At the end of the bathing session, the waterhen appeared visibly refreshed and undeniably invigorated, just as we would after a cold shower!”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
27th April 2015