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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Peregrine Falcon

This falcon had just fledged off the top of a bridge for the first time and had fallen into the Delaware Canal. It climbed onto the rocks and from a distance I snapped these photos after the falcon had climbed out of the canal onto the rocks to get its bearings and dry off while mom and dad were close by cheering the fledgling on.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Delaware City, Delaware, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Kimberly Coleman