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Chrysanthemum
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Jamaica
Mohammed Salim Malik, Kupwara, April 2017.
Double Rainbow
Pollinating bat
Butterfly
The rock's effect
Che in Havana, Cuba
Sunrise from the Great Wall of China
El Mapais sunflare
white pelicans flying through a rainbow
Enchanted Carolers
Great Horned Owlets.
Sunset after storm in Montana
Independence
Lake behind in Lee, Massachusetts in the fall
Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park.
Havana Cuba
Sunset over Mykonos
A frog paddling in the James River
Wild Orchild
the lotus flower in the monastery pond
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white pelicans flying through a rainbow

American white pelicans are a wetland-dependent migratory bird, and have one of the largest wingspans (nine feet) in North America. They often fly very high in the sky in large groups, and will circle and glide effortlessly together through the skies. Here they are flying below a spot of cloud iridescence, which happens when light is diffracted by very tiny water droplets or ice crystals in the clouds.

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Oceanside, California, United States of America
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Date Taken: 11.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
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