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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coming in for the Kill

While exploring the North Carolina Renaissance Faire, we decided to watch the falconry demonstration. Many different kinds of birds were showcased, including this hawk. This photo was taken as the hawk was preparing to land on a perch to collect a small piece of meat set there by a trainer.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Huntersville, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Heather Stafford