21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Predator

In an winter evening this owl was flying circularly over a paddy field and was diving occasionally in search of a prey. After one such dive, it took little longer to fly again. Anticipating it's success I focused my camera and took a photo . To my surprise, I got the picture with the owl flying head on with a rat kill.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Tinsukia, India
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Sanjay Bhattacharyya