21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Deprived of the sense of hearing, Lucy, the deaf companion of a cowboy, becomes a testament to the resilience and extraordinary bond between man and animal. Lucy's daily routine consists of rounding up cattle in the open plains, eating smoked chicken off the grill, and sleeping at her master's feet at the end of the day. positioned against a neutral backdrop, this sweet dog's presence becomes a study of loyalty and gentleness. The black and white tones evoke a classic and enduring quality, emphasizing the timeless bond between humans and their furry friends.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Toole, Utah, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Marissa Sifre