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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elephant seal pup gets struck by a wave on South Georgia

Young Elephant seals were sprawled all over the upper beaches of South Georgia (in the remote sub-Antarctic region of the Atlantic), but for some reason this youngster had chose to lie down to rest right within the surf!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Anthony Smith
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.29.15
Editor's Pick
Finalist