16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience

I was on vacation in Chicago when I took this photo. Being in a public playground area, surrounded by the hustle and bustle, I was taken aback to see an innocent, shy animal in a place so modernized. For me, the collision between nature and city life made for a perfect contrast. It gave me hope that despite our destructive ways against nature, nature would find its way to adapt and prosper.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Yoné Mocke