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The Reflection at Lake Matheson
Shadow at The Berlin Wall
Lorhi Celebrated on Newdelhi
The Path to Petra
Festus Sept '18
Mysterious Wooden Pipes in the Woods
Biomass
Pink Skies after White-out Blizzard
Wash the Sky
The first days of a baby killdeer born at a construction site
A view of the Atlantic while sightseeing in Terceira, Azores.
A seal snoozing on oil pipe
Between dry branches
A view from the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois
AFTER THE STORM
Moo Shall Not Pass
Shining Winter Trees on the Concord River
Mountain Lake
The seagull
Not a soul in sight
Lamas and Glaciers in the Andes
Free-Falling Ringtail Lemur
Sandwich
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A seal snoozing on oil pipe

This image shows seals sleeping upon an oil pipe that connects to a greater oil rig in the Pacific Ocean. I noticed many animals that call this area home, but also saw numerous floating oil cans and other pollution. I wanted to show the innocent nature of these seals and how they have taken to using these rigs as harbors to rest at in the ocean.

TAGS: California, Seal

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Milbank, South Dakota, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Lauren McDonald.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2016
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2018, 11:04 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3100
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO400
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