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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shells in the surf, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL

I was mesmerized by the patterns formed by the shells as they rolled about in the surf at Chicago's Montrose Beach. The impermanence of the arrangements was a lovely object lesson in the fleeting nature of beauty.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Richard Pallardy