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Young lady taking in the sunrise at Arches National Park.
Real nature
Soap opera
sunset at local beach
Sunset reflection on the Murray
Morning ride at the beach
Lonely Boat
A rocky view at Rocky Neck State Park in Connecticut
tall
Solemn Russian Guards
Vast
The Beauty of Innocence
Lightness and Shadows
Zig Zag
Cluster of Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossom while strolling through Washington DC
Washington Monument with Cherry Blossom
look Up  The Sky
A tree by our house.
From Her Hiding Spot Beneath the Branches
Miss USA
Somewhere in Peru
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Beauty of Innocence

This young elephant seal weaner is just over a month old. Her mother has abandoned her. She is hungry. This is a recurrent story for all elephant seals, who as a species have one of the shortest rearing periods of any marine mammal on Earth. This young seal has no idea her mother will not return, though she waits for her on the wild beaches of South Georgia expecting her to return until starvation will force her to muster the courage that will bring her to the sea.

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Toronto, Canada
Member since 2017
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© Natalie Gillis.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
Total Views: 59
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 6, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands