17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Storks glide along the surface of Searles Lake. Their distinct monochrome color contrasting against the background of vivid yellows, oranges and browns. Flying above them and chasing their path had me feeling connected to them in the midst of vast surrounding emptiness. It’s these serendipitous moments that really have me question whether we truly absorb each moment, seizing every opportunity it brings to us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Searles Valley, California, United States of America
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Josué Silva