16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-tailed Hawk

Here a Red-tailed Hawk devours a duck carcass at the southern end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, New York. The duck was most likely one of the large flock of Redhead that overwinter on the lake each year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Angus Pritchard