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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lunch Time

This father mountain blue bird was bringing lunch back to his young. He landed right in front of me, and then cautiously hopped across the lava down into a tiny hole-shaped crevice where you could hear his babies chirping. His nest was inside the lava rock! A personal note -- my now-fiance proposed just moments later!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
Copyright: © Josie Wachter