14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black Bird-Kruger National Park, South Africa

During our trek in Kruger National Park, South Africa I saw this amazing creature flying to a branch and captured it gazing at its next prey. I was enamored by the bird’s black beauty and gaze. I slowly moved to get a closer look and pulled my camera in zoom stealth action to capture this moment. Black beauty gazing in the wild.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Copyright: © Georgina Panahi