21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Kiss

Staying with my best friend from childhood on her farm I became a tourist. I have lived in NYC for the last 26 years and do not go to South Mississippi often. Seeing these sunbathing beauties laying in the grass was too sweet not to capture. This one bolted up and ran to me, but not in a threatening way. I hit the button right before he actually rubbed my nose. The reason for going on the trip is that my mother had surgery for colon cancer and then will have surgery for kidney cancer. Maybe this cow knew I needed some love. Leave it to Nature!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: SM-A326U
Copyright: © Dalia Rodriguez