21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Stranded Angel

This is a shell of the white mussel lying face down in the sand which made me think of a pair of wings. What attracted me to it was the different colors and textures formed by its growth rings.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: Swakopmund, Namibia
Copyright: © Salome Kruger
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