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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red Shouldered Hawk in the cypress wetlands of florida

This is a picture of a red shouldered hawk taken in the big cypress national preserve in Florida near the everglades. This was the first time I was able to capture this magnificent raptor so up close and sitting down. It allowed me a rare close up shot for the first time. The overcast conditions allowed a picture without any harsh shadows or contrast

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Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Hrishikesh Nulkar