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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Swamp Raccoon

While I was looking for alligators at a swamp in Louisiana, this beautiful little creature wandered out of the murky waters right into the morning light.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Slidell, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Kim Aikawa
Awards
Photo of the Day: 08.25.16
Editor's Pick
Finalist