13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Langkawi's icon with its pride during sunset

Langkawi means island of the reddish-brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang - which is shortened to "lang", while kawi is the name of a red stone used as a chalk to mark goods. The island has become a shelter for the eagle species including seagull eagle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Langkawi Island, Malaysia
Camera: SM-G900F