15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Admiring the Sunrise

This couple of Burrowing Owl chicks looked as if they were kissing each other as each would take turns grooming the other. It turned into a pretty heated “make out session”! This is the moment when they stopped- just as the sun was rising (you can see the sunrise in their eyes), and both seemed very pleased and content. I zoomed out a bit to show them in their environment as the light was painting it in beautiful colors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Cape Coral , Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Yaron Schmid