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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A piglet on a values-driven farm with greenery in background

I took this on a farm up in Maine that works differently than mass-produced animal farms. They care for the animals and their health, quality of life, and quality of kill. I heard a story once that the community gathered at the farm and held a gathering to honor the pigs before the first slaughter. Pictured here is a piglet in a pig pen, still skittish but after sitting long enough, came around to not minding the camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Jefferson, Maine, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Elliot Higger