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Arctic Soul

It's hard to explain what it does to you to have encounters like this, eye to eye, two souls, one heartbeat. A harbour seal at the surface in the cold Arctic waters of Virgohamna, Northern Svalbard. These seals have a colony far away from the other colonies, all up North. When the sun is out, which does not happen often, they bask in the warmth or can be found more at the surface, before they hide again in the cold dark waters.

TAGS: Arctic, Norway, Pure, Seal

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Pease Bay, Cayman Islands
Member since 2015
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© Ellen Cuylaerts.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
Total Views: 52
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO1000
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