19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Glimpse of freedom

Took that picture of the curly pelican in Rostov-on-Don's Zoo, Russia. He was staring right at me for a long time, i felt connection with him, and found him in the same place year later. You can clearly see the shadow of the cage on him.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Camera: ILCA-99M2
Copyright: © Anton Bondarev