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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The wave

Under strong winds, I tangled myself to the climbing rope I always carry with while traveling, and got close to the edge of the cliff using a locking rapel system. Once I reached the edge of the cliff, I had a clear view over the sea, and a kittiwake colony just under my feet. I spent a lot of time in this position, in order to show the dance between kittiwakes and the ocean, and how elegant are these birds, even under the toughest conditions.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Laurent Dumas