21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shut Up Your Big Mouth

Every year Peregrine Falcons nest at a cliff of San Diego coastline. Peregrine parents are very protective to their nest. Everything that they perceive as a threat to their nest, they will attack by any means. On this particular day, a Brown Pelican flow near a Falcons' nest, the female Peregrine Falcon immediate laugh an attack. Chasing the Pelican and trying to hold over the pelican's mouth.

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Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Kevin Shi