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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crabeater seals along the iceberg

With global warming, the sea ice sheltering marine fauna is disappearing due to the melting of the ice. Many species depend on it, such as crabeater seals, which, as in this image, have taken up residence on an iceberg.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Antarctica
Copyright: © Greg Lecoeur