19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pinyon Jay at Cliff Palace

I was photographing Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park when a Pinyon Jay landed in a tree right in front of me. The Jay as a Spirit Animal represents the next great adventure, your life's true passion, the truth that you seek, and your endless imagination. How appropriate that this spirit of the Pueblo Indians blessed me with this amazing shot with this ancient relic as the background!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Lynn Johnson