19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A White Bird in Blue Water

This shot was exposed on film in Tulum, Mexico. As I looked at the bird, I experienced such a peaceful sensation and I felt I had a lot to learn from him sitting and letting the waves crash against his legs. Sometimes the solution to our problems and emotions is to simply let them roll at our feet and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us every day.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Tulum, Mexico
Copyright: © Haley Folkman