19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gull head on a beach

This photo was taken on the shore of Lake Superior, near Superior, Wisconsin. I was struck by the contrast between the gull's peaceful expression and the drama that must have superseded it. All too often we have a "Disney" understanding of nature. It's really more like Tennyson’s ‘Nature Red in Tooth and Claw’.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Superior, Wi, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R6
Copyright: © Joseph Riederer