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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Life and Death in Wildlife

By Thanksgiving, Vermilion Flycatchers migrate to the warm Southern California, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, for the winter. I was waiting next to the tall tree which favorable to Red Vermilion. Suddenly, unfamiliar bird that I never seen it before, landed on that high perch. I shot more than 30 frames of that unknown bird's image. One of photos showed a split moment of eating a Dragonfly by Merlin, which is a smallest falcon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Irvine, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Joseph Choi