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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Frozen Motion

Here in this photograph a seabird flies close to the water skimming its surface. In Antarctica it is impossible to capture the scale of this vast landscape. I found myself attempting to show people just how large the ice and mountains are down there. I felt if I could show a few images of wildlife amongst the ice maybe it would do the trick. In my eyes it still doesn't to the scale justice but I enjoy the image none the less.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Derek Nielsen