19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Follow the leader

Why did the hens cross the road? Because they had their good friend cat to guide them safely. The world is now a different place, more understanding, more inclusive and definitely more open than ever before. When our initial reaction to the thought to the words ‘Birds and cats’ is to consider the cat chasing the bird, the world shows us that there are many scenes yet to be seen. Here, the birds are following their friend, the cat, who aims to ensure that they safely cross the road.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: iPhone XR
Copyright: © Sanjana Ramakrishnan