19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Solitary Sandpiper

This Solitary Sandpiper, in every sense, stopped to enjoy a morning meal in early spring thaw. The sun was just above the horizon and filtering through a thicket of trees in the distance that created a golden-green glow off the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Joshua Collins