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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wind rippling the water as a black-neck-stilt alights

Bitter Lake is especially known as a refuge for birds. There are at least 350 species of birds that have been recorded on the refuge. This picture shows the beauty of Bitter Lake, the wind on the water, the marshland, and of course the wonder of one bird gliding to a resting place.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Rosewell (near), New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Salvatore Lanzilotti