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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Southern elephant seal nursery

On a scientific expedition to Snow Island during the Antarctic summer, we had as camp company a colony of over 200 southern elephant seals. As it was mating season of this species, several children were on the beach waiting for their mothers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Snow Island, Antarctica
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Eduardo de Oliveira Bastos