18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ruffed Grouse - Patterns

I was invited along by a friend who had Ruffed Grouse on her property. We could hear the male grouse drumming in the woods. We located the log, waited and watched as he performed. After the show, he posed and I zoomed in to capture the amazing patterns of his feathers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Cochrane, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Copyright: © Jo-Anne Oucharek