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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Love Birds

Luss Pier, Loch Lomond, Scotland. Taken at midday with the sun just behind me. Patches of cloud in the sky helped diffuse some of the sunlight while providing more interesting detail in the sky. I waded into the shallow water and waited until the swans were comfortable with my presence. When they began to search for food below the water line, I just had to wait for that perfect moment of synchronicity as they came together.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Luss, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Grant Thomas
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Photo of the Day: 09.04.18
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