16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beauty & the Beast

This is a picture that I´ve had in my mind for almost 2 years since I found out this wild genet was visiting an old "masía", a type of rural construction common in Catalonia, which have their origins in the Roman villas. The only reason for "her" to come every now and then was to use the roof as a latrine! I had to attract her to the gargoyle using some sardine oil for 3 weeks. Unsuccessfull I almost gave up, but the forth week finally, luck appeared and I got the image of my dream.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS
Copyright: © nicolas reusens