20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Natural Process

Flies cover the body of a young buck most likely killed by a car. I drove past this deer on the way to school one day. I turned around, parked in someone's driveway, and walked 200 feet in a ditch so I could get pictures of it. I stayed staring at and photographing it for 20 minutes. I must have looked crazy!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Taylors, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Emily Robeson