14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young female Peregrine Falcon sits atop a high tree overlooking the Hudson River.

This is a young female Peregrine Falcon that chased away the older ruling female. Extremely territorial it uses this perch to maintain its dominance over her territory in the Hudson River Valley.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: New Jersey, New Jersey, United States of America
Copyright: © Rafael Samanez