21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Kite eating feathers

While we were driving back to the rest camp a game drive, we saw a dead pigeon in the road in front of us. A Yellow-billed kite came down on it and started to feed on it. No an easy meal because a lot of feathers need to be removed from the dead pigeon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Willem Kruger