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The kiss of the Sun
Couple taking shades under the praying hand
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First ray on Himalayas.
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The Falls
Sea Gypsy Young Girl
Still
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Leopards on Ice
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Mirror Reflection at Low Tide
Lagoon on Fire II
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Sleeping Beauty
The Dead Sea
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Leopards on Ice

A leopard seal and her pup sleep on the sea ice in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. This is a particularly rare experience because leopard seals usually keep their pups hidden to protect them from killer whales. Despite the fact that leopard seals do eat penguins, the reddish-pink color around the mother's mouth isn't blood, it's krill juice.

TAGS: Antarctica

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© Sam Gulino.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2017
Total Views: 37
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 1, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T2
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Antarctica