16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hawk above timberline.

This hawk was soaring at about 12,000 feet, likely hunting pikas; one of the few small animals that live at that elevation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Estes Park, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Melissa Moss