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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelican in the morning sun

This brown pelican was bathing in the first rays of the morning sun as it came up above the horizon. Around its legs, Sally Lightfoot crabs moved around on the rock.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: DC-GH5
Copyright: © Claudia Schmitt