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The Great Wall of Snow
The sun behind the clouds
Different Paths
Ulswater, England
Fire spitter
Nature's Window
Lions and Rainbows
Dendrocollybia racemosa
Forever Young
Athlete on top of the mountain
Mystery
Primordial Roots
selfie in the beach
Simplicity
Kaparot (symbolic "atonement")
Bolbitius titubans
Imaginary Universe
Folklore
Glowing valley with fireflies
Donations-stand
Imaginary Universe
The photo was taken from one of the streets at night
Glowing valley with fireflies
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Primordial Roots

The black sand beaches near Vik sit sandwiched between finger-like towers swallowed by the ocean, hulking vulcanic ruble and small mountains dotted by the form of nesting puffins with beaks full of fresh fish. It all feels like being transported back to that moment when our first ancestors emerged from the sea to walk on land.

TAGS: Iceland, Nature, Seascape

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Prescott, Arizona, United States of America
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© Alex Berger.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 52
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Focal Length: 21mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f18
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Vik, Iceland