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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Willet Snags a Crab

While walking along the beach at the west end of Kiawah Island, I saw a willet near the surf, struggling to hold onto something large. It wasn't until I examined the photo at home, some hours later, that I realized that the willet was carrying not a fish but a crab in its beak. I love that you can see his long, pink tongue.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Copyright: © Paula Feldman