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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Feather

A sand martin gathers feathers in the air to line its nest, a scrape in the ground. 1,000 breeding couples once made their home in a large pile of sand on my field.

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Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
Copyright: © Bence Mate