12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Polish Chicken Dance

My partner and I were house/pet-sitting in France when this picture was taken. I took the picture after I had scattered food for the roosters and chicken. The white Polish chicken made an interesting subject. As I focused on her, she suddenly burst.. into a spirited dance. Her vibrating wings embodied the true essence of this nation's "joie de vivre."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: France
Camera: DMC-ZS30
Copyright: © Pauline Gallagher