April 19, 2013

Chicken Farm, Pennsylvania

Photograph by Peter Essick, National Geographic

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Chickens provide the fertilizer on this Pennsylvania farm. The mobile coops are relocated daily to distribute manure evenly so that it won’t drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

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27 comments
CS Liao
CS Liao

Great lighting and composition.

Carole P.
Carole P.

Great shot and an awesome idea!

Bella James
Bella James

What an absolutely great photo of chickens being raised in a healthy, humane and environmentally friendly manner.  Seeing this makes me long for old ways.

Heather Reid
Heather Reid

Great farming!   Animals being looked after in a humane manner.  Much better than battery hen farming.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

This image is endearing!  I have looked at it multiple times & enjoy it more each visit! 

C Elmore
C Elmore

This picture just makes me smile every time I look at it!  Gorgeous morning, sun peeking over the horizon, and fat, happy hens starting their day free ranging through this beautiful green field.  One of the best pictures I've ever seen in NGEO.  I would love to purchase a print if they're ever offered.

journee journee
journee journee

I love this picture because of the sunrise or is it a sunset?but it is a beautiful.

Melodie Anstey
Melodie Anstey

I love how this picture makes common, everyday farm life look beautiful and unique.  It's difficult to do, I know.

Shannon T
Shannon T

That sky is gorgeous and the color of the chickens really pops against the green of the grass. Love this photo.

water bird
water bird

the photo is powerful and with a gorgeous sense of positive  energy, and depicts a concept which is even more so!  Congratulations to the photographer but above all to who first put 2 & 2 together to come up with this genial idea!

Theresa Z.
Theresa Z.

Amazing colors and detail. Fantastic Shot!

Kaya Winters
Kaya Winters

Wow this makes me want to get into photography more.

Steve J. Giardini
Steve J. Giardini

Great composition, use of available light and depth of field. Nice work.

Ryoko H.
Ryoko H.

This is ideal farming, both animal-friendly and eco-friendly.  If only all the farms can do the same....

Bellz Webster
Bellz Webster

Good picture. Nice to see free range chickens and they are given the best home and yard to scratch in. The owners are responsible as well.

Mac Jones
Mac Jones

Beautiful, The chickens look cute.

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

Cute!! Chickies doing their chicken-thing. All chickens should be so fortunate to be free-range like this. Good picture!

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