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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Running on Water

I don't know what was under the water that spooked this moorhen, but something splashed directly under it. The moorhen flapped and ran across the water, never getting airborne, away from whatever spooked it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Patricia Royal