13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Morning Contemplation

This image was taken at the Bird Viewing Preserve, which is located within the Water Reclamation Facility in Henderson, NV. It was early in the morning, and most of the birds were still sleeping, although I was lucky enough to catch this lone heron looking for breakfast. Sustainable travel in this environment means to not feed the birds and wildlife. Migratory birds stop here as part of the Pacific Migratory Flyway; feeding them disrupts their natural feeding behaviors. Human beings should admire and live in harmony with nature’s wildlife.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Henderson, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: DMC-ZS20
Copyright: © BeeLee Young