21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fly to Me

What makes this photo special is that typically, these birds fly to their home on the left side of the image across the water. However, on that day, they soar towards me, where the beach is. The nearby stone provides them with a focal point, creating a destination. Together, the birds and the stone form a triangle, injecting dynamic energy into the picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
Copyright: © Zili Zhang