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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mourning Cry

This was a nest with a mama, papa and baby Osprey near where I live. I drive by daily and had noticed the baby and Mama were absent every time I went by. The male perched there making cry noises calling them over and over. I never did see the other two again. They mate for life which made my heart ache each time I went by.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Cle Elum, Washington, United States of America
Camera: DSC-H400
Copyright: © CYNTHIA DODD