16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fledgling frozen in time

I found this fledgling in the grass. As soon as it saw me it frozen in place. After taking the photo I walked away and it tried its wings once more, flapping and bobbing away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Ruth Olsen