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Jessel and Símun at home in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands.
Complicity
Inside a tannery
Puddle Splash
Primary colors
Playing with the seal
Working Waterman
Old Pickup
Two brothers playing
Chat
Space Travel
Caught in the Act
Almost there
Just Emerged from Cocoon
Piliated in Flight
conversation
Oil in water from Pearl Harbor
Fight for Heavens
elder
Calling God
street scene of taxi in Korçë Albania
The Gullaksen children at home in Hattarvik, on the remote Faroese island of Fugloy.
The Wrinkled Old Man with his Cigarette
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Caught in the Act

A neighborhood cat kills a baby cottontail rabbit from a nest near my backyard. Letting domestic cats roam outdoors is a very controversial issue, for reasons such as this. A well-fed pet cat still has the desire and instinct to hunt, but often kills prey without actually consuming it. Birds and small mammal populations can be affected by domestic outdoor cats, and yet there are also valid arguments for allowing a cat to experience life outside of our homes. While this image is sad, it also depicts the everyday struggle of nature vs. a world of human ideals.

TAGS: California, Cat, Prey, Rabbit

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Oceanside, California, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Nicole ("Nicollet") Overby.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 59
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 450mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f6
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Oceanside, California, United States of America