14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A soaring Ferruginous hawk south of Santa Fe, NM.

I was home visiting my mom in Santa Fe, NM for the month of September and every afternoon I kept hearing what I thought sounded like a seagull. Then I noticed this hawk hovering nearby. Spent most afternoons waiting for this hawk and its mate to show.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Santa Fe County, NM, New Mexico, United States of America
Copyright: © Gideon Elliot