18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Captivating Death

Death isn’t always pretty but occasionally it can be very beautiful. This little bird looked so perfectly I disturbed and while it was a sad moment it didn’t feel as if it was because of the earth she possessed. In death which is a part of life, there was a calm in seeing such a perfect death. One that wasn’t brutal or bloody, one that had a story of a good life! Something rare

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © elaina tanski