18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The plastic gift

During the courting period, the great grebes are used to exchange gifts, usually algae. In this photo a grebe donates a piece of plastic mistaken for a tasty seaweed. Plastic is now everywhere, in the seas, rivers, lakes ...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sirmione, Italy
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Roberto Melotti