18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Roseate Spoonbill

I had been trying to get decent photos of the Roseate Spoonbill. Every time I got a report of a sighting, I would arrive to find that I had missed them again. Finally, after hearing a sighting report, I ran to Green Cay to find a flock of Roseated Spoonbills right next to the boardwalk! I considered it my lucky day and I was thrilled, especially when one landed on top of the boardwalk very near to where I was standing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Bonnie Masdeu