19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Curlews Battle Over Prey

This is an image of two curlews fighting over a sandcrab during low tide.I was taking shots while one was foraging for sandcrabs.Suddenly,another curlew entered tbe scene and they both started to lock bills.I took the shot the moment one looked like it was in a caught in pliers by the bill.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Shell Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Wayne Angeloty