14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dead blackbird, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago, IL

The Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is host to many species of migratory bird. Whilst looking for some of the exciting migrants, I spotted this expired blackbird at rest amongst the moss and seedlings. Though perhaps it seems morbid, I found the scene somewhat touching. New life springing up around death.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P100
Copyright: © Richard Pallardy