18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Late afternoon sun over Ferry Beach

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, many people took a break from sheltering in place by getting outside, particularly at beaches. In Maine in early spring, the air is still very cold and the water is even colder. A few brave bathers dipped their toes in, but the beach was predominately occupied by a flock of seagulls, perhaps taking back the beach in the absence of people.

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Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Scarborough, Maine, United States of America
Copyright: © Devin Crawford