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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Seals enjoying the first rays of the sun

I call this upward facing dog. I was up before the sun on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos. As I was coming back on the beach, I watched these seals waddle up the beach. All covered in sand, they laid their heads back as the sun appeared on the beach.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Kelly Hawk