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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pop-Up Bearded Seal

While on a Great Canadian Arctic Wildlife adventure in August, 2017, we came upon a small group of Bearded Seals - who proceeded to put on a show for us, once they realized we meant no harm. Watching how they popped up before they dove under, I was fortunate to capture this fellow as he rose up.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: DC-GH5
Copyright: © David Ward