17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Love, Not War

A mother bluebird chose a retired civil war canon to build her nest and lay her eggs. In this ironic twist, he canon's role has changed from inflicting destruction and death to sheltering life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Pea Ridge, Arkansas, United States of America
Copyright: © Pat Lewis