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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Anteater Comes Up for Air

The Pantanal of Brazil is full of strange creatures, none more so than the giant anteater. With very poor eyesight, these creatures rely on their sense of smell to locate not just ants and termites below the surface of the Earth, but also danger and predators. While taking a break from eating at a feverish pace, this anteater raised his head and seemingly without trying matched the tall grass around him as he swung from side to side, smelling for danger.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Alli Faricy
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.03.19
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