18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Summer days with Razorbills

Working as a biologist I was living on a remote island off the coast of Maine where several seabirds breed once again. After extirpation for about 100 or so years, conservation has brought them back. This pair sits on the rocky shores relaxed, stretching their wings, and once again at home on the shores of Maine. Seemingly enjoying a hot summers day with the blue sky and the summer fog behind them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Matinicus Rock, Maine, United States of America
Copyright: © Kaila Ritchie