20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Drriftwood: Porpoise and Seal

At the Hudson River’s edge in New York near the Rip Van Winkle Bridge are an unlikely pair waiting for- it’s hard to tell what -since they are so far from their natural habitats –a porpoise and seal. I walk closer to get a better look and hope I won’t scare them away but they don’t budge. Then I notice they are just driftwood. Glad now they will stay.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Catskill, New York, United States of America
Camera: DSC-WX500
Copyright: © Rhonda Weiss