13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A calf grazes, camouflaged among the sunflower plants

As we were driving on the small country road, on our way to explore a small village in the Aytos vicinity, I happened to glance to my right, and notice an unnatural-looking black blob in between the vibrant sunflower fields. I slammed on the brakes and reversed the car, only to find out that a pitch-black calf had shoved itself in-between the sunflower plants to graze and was solemnly staring back at us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Bulgaria
Camera: DMC-G3
Copyright: © Manol Manolov