A Flash of Red

Wildlife in the Garden
A Flash of Red by Simon Smith

Image details - A Flash of Red

Photographer: Simon Smith
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Punta Arenas, Southern Patagonia, Chile


This photo was taken in a forest just south of Punta Arenas, in Chile, of this beautiful, endemic Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus). He shows off his beautiful plumage, as he takes a moment’s rest from pecking at a tree, to scout out his surroundings.


Highly Commended - Wildlife in the Garden