19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Early bird gets the worm

A hurricane was approaching Myrtle Beach, SC. It came ashore on September 13th, 2018. This picture was taken a few days before at Garden city beach, SC. The birds were acting strange, they were restless & kept looking up to the sky. I felt they were trying to warn us about the storm. I was hoping to capture a nice sunrise that day. Instead, I was rewarded with a pretty silhouette instead.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Garden City beach, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: SAMSUNG-SM-J120A
Copyright: © Colette Eshleman