14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-tailed Hawk - Cleared for takeoff!

I was driving on a road in Oneonta, NY when I noticed from a distance a large bird perched on a road marker. I pulled over, focused my camera and noticed it was a Red-tailed Hawk! Just as I set the camera the hawk took off and I took the photo!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Oneonta, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Copyright: © Roseanne Caleca