17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Jessica N McGeady

Misfortune to Comfort. A simple act of kindness to help something in need. Rugby, a Bulgarian European Golden was rescued and brought to the United States. He had suffered a life full of pain, discomfort, and torment. Here, he's showing how he is willing to trust and allow himself to experience happiness that the world had deprived him of prior. Human kind can be cruel, but human kind can also show compassion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Woodbury, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Jessica McGeady