14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A cardinal taking off into flight.

As the cardinal takes off, the wings spread as wide as they can to get as much air underneath. The sun seeped through the feathers perfectly on each individual feather.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Rantoul, Kansas, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P520
Copyright: © Amanda Overton