16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
What a wing beat!

I love this photo because it appears as if the bird's wing beats are so powerful that they have flattened the marsh grasses beneath them. I also love the sense of motion in this image, both the bird's motion and the grasses'. This shot was captured at a local park in Las Vegas, a true oasis in the dry desert.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
Copyright: © Josie Wachter