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Good Cloud Day
A blend of the very old, a church and graveyard, surrounded by skyscrapers in NYC.
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The Little playing Girl
Preparing the flight
Stormy Ocean
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A COR DO SONHO
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Eye Spy
Fatal attraction
Cotton Waves
Bear grass in front of Rocky Mountains
The twilight of the black rhinoceros !
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Random guy smoking a cigar on the boat
"Bee-ing Observant"
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The little Boy
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An Icy Winter's Night
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Eye Spy

This photograph captures a whale behaviour called "spy hopping" where whales poke their head above the water to take a look around and see what is happening above the surface. Whales have extremely good vision and so I have always found this behaviour intriguing and I wonder what they are thinking when they are "people watching" in this way. To me this is such a special moment where I can't help but feel that on some level we are bridging the gap between land and sea.

TAGS: Australia, Humpback, Whale

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Sydney, Australia
Member since 2016
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Photo of the Day: 12.16.16 Editors' Pick
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© Mark Seabury.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 2623
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Hervey Bay, Australia