15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A juvenile Cooper's Hawk with its mouse meal

The young Cooper's Hawk saw me watching it catch and kill its' mouse. Before it enjoyed the meal it looked straight at me with a menacing stance. This bird of prey was not going to share its lunch of mouse.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Clinton, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Patrice Brotherton