19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Emerging Toad

This toad came up for air on an early evening in late spring. I was on a quest to find natural beauty in a surrounding urban landscape and discovered a pond with several toads. I was able to quickly capture him/her and the ambient scene once the other visitors to the pond left. To me, s/he represents the inscrutable aspect of nature and reflects its awesome quality.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Shea Friedland