18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Goodbye Family

During the months of the pandemic, I was isolated, and I couldn’t leave my home, like many of us. I only had left a small piece of nature in my backyard. That was all. I really wanted to go out and shoot, but I could only take advantage of what I had. I focused on this little piece of nature. These snails were almost dead when I found them. I sprayed them with water to revive them, but only one survived. He moved forward on his way; the others stayed behind him. The only association I had in my mind was with all the people who lost their friends, families and loved ones in the pandemic but managed to stand up and continue their lives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Bulgaria
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Vladimir Karamazov
Photo of the Day: 09.24.21