20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cedar Waxwings in early summer

These Cedar Waxwings were in a feeding frenzy. There were about a hundred of them eating these small green berries, I had taken about a hundred shots when these two looked like they were kissing and I got the shot. I assumed it was a parent feeding one of its fledglings, I later found out all these birds were adults and this shot was an offering of love from a male to a female. The caption for this shot would be " Will you marry me!"

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Longview, Wa, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Copyright: © Robert Winningham