17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black-necked Stilt Reflection

This is a black-necked stilt making a call prior to mating. It's beak is slightly open, the feathers are ruffled, and posture is upright. This was 45 minutes before sunset, which allowed for a pleasing light and tones, and also a clean reflection.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States of America
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Joshua Gonzalez