16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elevate. Red tailed hawk

Birds of prey often place themselves between their prey and the sun making it difficult for their target to see them. They apparently do this while checking out photographers as well.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Bailey, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Spencer Nickel