21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scarlet Macaw Peekaboo

This photo was taken on a farm in Costa Rica, La Casa de las Lapas, that is dedicated to the protection of macaws. Due to habitat loss, their numbers have been declining. This bird was on its way to a perch when it looked over to check me out. Fortunately, my shutter was firing at that instant to capture the moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Alajuela Province, Grecia, Costa Rica
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © William Halladay