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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hard Landings

The summer of 2017, my brother, girlfriend and I went off on a road trip which took us from Maryland to Colorado to California and everything in between. This journey eventually took us to San Francisco. A city which I had never been but always wished to go too. Its beauty from the narrow winding streets to the Golden Gate Bridge had me in awe. My brother and I have always been somewhat the adventurers of our family, always seeking new paths which not many go down. Because of this, we decided to climb down the rocky cliff side where the Golden Gate Bridge meets the land. It was a very windy cold cloudy day and just like me struggling to maneuver the rugged terrain so was the wild life. A Red-Tailed Hawk is seen Struggling to properly land as a curious bystander looks on with curiosity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: San Francisco , California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Cristian Bazurto