20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Autumn Meadowhawk On Orchard Grass

This Autumn Meadowhawk kept coming back to the same seed-head, so I settled in and watched it dance with the light and wind. I was excited to finally capture a dragonfly. Finzel Swamp is a unique protected area in Western Maryland. Spending time here alone with my camera centers me, and I always leave feeling hopeful and inspired.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Finzel, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Marta Fiscus
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