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Flooded
In the Desert
Rehearsing
The terraced rice by harvest time
At sunrise
Rieju Sunset
A little girl at incense village in Vietnam.
Sparky
lefrak Lighthouse
Persistence of Technology
Cat Queen
Portrait of Randall
museum visit
Moose running from a black bear and cub
childhood
house on the river
pilgrim on the sun
hummingbird and rain
A flower from my mother's hydrangea bushes in mid-September
Grand Canyon in the summertime.
The St Johns river pier
waterphobia
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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Portrait of Randall

This is Randall, an echidna I met at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania. A shy but charming guy, I found his fur to be soft, his eyes soulful and his bristles like the stem part of feathers. Randall is the first echidna I’ve ever met. His story is sad. He was attacked by a dog and that’s what brought him to the rehadilitation center. The veterinarian was able to save his life but he lost a leg and, thus, is unable to burrow, necessary to survive in the wild. So Randall will live his life in the sanctuary, helping to educate people like me

TAGS: Animal, Australia

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Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Dorothy Thompson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 119
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 12, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D80
Focal Length: 52mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: ISO640
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