15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A male bluebird coming in for a "short field" landing

“A Short Field Landing” This male bluebird in full landing configuration. Wings fully extended. Feet (landing gear) about to touch down. The male was returning to the nest and demonstrated the perfect landing. No wonder we learned how to fly by watching the birds!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Beth Settlemyer