15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.

I was sitting on the beach watching the sunset and thinking about how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful place. I took two photos and candidly caught this magical bird in the second photo. I was amazed at how it really captured the whole birds wing span and how the sunset highlighted the all the details of the bird. It was an amazing moment that really made me appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Encinitas, California, United States of America
Camera: SAMSUNG-SM-G890A
Copyright: © Brittaney Rice