20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A New Life

A newborn gosling next to its shell says hello to the world from the protective cover of its mother. I had been watching the nest for a few days from a distance after some fishermen pointed it out to me. One day I happened to be at the lake when I saw the birth of the gosling.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bennettsvile, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Prentiss Findlay