21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

In the tranquil embrace of the moonlit desert, a lesser jerboa emerges from the darkness. This intimate portrait captures the enigmatic beauty of this small creature, with its delicate whiskers extending into the night. At an extremely close distance, the jerboa's nose takes center stage while the eyes disappear in the shadows.

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Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kuwait
Copyright: © Shamlan AlSharah
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