17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Steller's cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)
Aquatic mammal living near the Commander Islands. Discovered in 1741 during the expedition to Vitus Bering. The body length reached eight meters,the average weight - 5 tons. Animal nutrition - vegetable, with a predominance of algae and seaweed. In the hunt for the giants there was nothing complicated, the animals treated people without fear. As a result of predatory extermination by man, for 30 years the animal disappeared from the face of the Earth. The photo was made using multi-exposure.
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