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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Common Loon Gliding Across a Lake

This male common loon had been swimming and diving with its mate, when it suddenly began running and flapping across the surface of the lake. Instead of taking flight, it glided over the water's surface before coming to a stop.

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Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Loren Merrill