14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A red kite (Milvus milvus) rushes down to pick up their share of food in carrion. It's impressive the ability of these birds to rotate, down, do jogs ... despite its huge wingspan and its considerable size. It shows the beauty of their feathers and variety of colors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: León, Spain
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Nicolás Merino