18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
High Alert

Snuck up on this Ringed Neck Pheasant rooster while it was sneaking through the bush looking for quick meals. Once it realized I was nearby it went to high alert perking its head up and upon seeing me flushed and flew away. This shot is right before it took flight.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: South Korea
Copyright: © charles newbegin