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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Australian fur seals enjoying the sun

Australian fur seals are a rare example of a species pushed to the brink of extinction by human exploitation and bouncing back. Once hunted for their skins, these seals have made a remarkable recovery since being afforded government protection.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Australia
Copyright: © Troy Muir