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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eagle silhouette at sunset

My husband and I were vacationing in Washington and found a beautiful spot off the bluff of the Dungeness Recreational Area to watch the sunset. We were taking photos and admiring all of God's creation when all of a sudden, this majestic eagle flew past. Neither of us was quick enough to catch a photo, but then he did another swoop back and glided gracefully right in front of us. There was no chance to change any of the settings on my camera, but I ended up with a one in a million shot of the eagle silhouette up against the sun setting on the Salish Sea.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Sequim, Washington, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX L840
Copyright: © Michelle Nikolai