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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Willet Duel Two

Willets dueling for a tasty morsel at the Assateague National Seashore in Chincoteague VA. We watched a group of roughly 15 Willet as they searched for food along the shoreline, seemingly unfazed by the presence of humans. These two Willet frequently clashed over position on the shoreline.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Chincoteague, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Aimee Benitez