14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Swallow-tail kite swooping in for a drink

As part of preparing for their migration from the US to South America, swallow-tail kites prepare for the trip by eating lots of food, drinking water, and cleaning themselves off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Deland, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Paul Carman