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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lightness and Shadows

In a colony of 250,000 individuals, there are infinite ways to capture the subtle textures and softly falling light on the king penguins of South Georgia; the island itself is so rich with life it can be difficult to take a photograph that excludes wildlife of some kind.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Natalie Gillis
Awards
Photo of the Day: 04.11.18
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