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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eldest - survival of the fittest

A few minutes/hours difference in hatching can cause all the difference in the life of a skimmer chick. The varied sizes clearly shows the eldest vs the youngest. The larger, stronger chick got the fish again, survival of the fittest.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Hempstead, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Prashant Kankaria