17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A female cardinal watches her family

A nest carrying three baby cardinals fell from a tree in my backyard. I needed to save them before my dog got them, but the parents would peck at me any time I got too close. Eventually I saved the chicks and I took photos of the cardinal family.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Boerne, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Carissa Georgelos