14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Lost&saved Bird in the Desert of California.
A Lost and exhausted bird standing all alone in the hot arid California deserts. We Encountered the Bird on our first ever trip to California ; in the middle of august, the hottest month of the year, after crossing the borders of Arizona and an hour into California desert we decided me and my husband to climb up higher to an observatory that we found while driving to get a better view of the incredible sand dunes, Once we got out of the car to observe the natural beauty of the desert we found this bird all alone, obviously struggling to stay alive in the shade with no water or any signs of lives for miles and with scorching heat.
It was definitely a higher power that made us stop there to provide water and food for this lonely bird and by doing so enabling it to continue on with her journey in the search of shelter, life and maybe even a lost Family, it was an incredible experience that left a big personal impact in our hearts and through this frozen moment; this captured photograph and narrative are what enabled us to share this personal experience with the world.
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||Sept. 11, 2016, 5:29 a.m.
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