14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Fallen in Fall
While hiking at a local state park, I noticed this fallen doe, just off the side of the trail. Although she was now laying in a strange position, she stared on and appeared to be at peace, even as the carrion beetles and other insects marched along her now decaying body.
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||Nov. 22, 2016, 6:16 p.m.