Culture Art & Media Photo: Hawk Soars in the Mist By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Rick Derevan / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Atascadero, California. A photographer has so many choices when taking a photo – and the choices Rick Derevan made when capturing this red-shouldered hawk were spot-on. The perfect depth of field from using a relatively wide aperture softens the background and makes this hawk pop! The way the bird is isolated by that depth and focus really adds to the sense that the hawk is soaring high. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.