18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
My Black Puddle Poodle

I came across a series of shallow frozen puddles over leaf beds one March. First I concentrated on circular patterns .. they were neat but all of them looked like height above sea level maps and then I found this thing. This thing was a mystery to me for about 4 days but then suddenly it dawned on me that it was a black Poodle Puddle. Its obvious don't you think?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: In the Barrington Hills countryside, il, United States of America
Camera: DSC-HX200V
Copyright: © Paul McFadden