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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spoonbill Defending Nest

A spoonbill had established a nesting area and another bird encroached too closely. This photograph captures the moment the spoonbill sprang into action.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Saint Augustine, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © George Riling