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an aerial view of seals on a shoreline

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“Although the Namibian coast contains countless seal colonies, we spent most of the helicopter's fuel looking for one that was both visually pleasing and had enough seals to convey their sheer numbers. I used  a wider-angle lens to add an abstract quality to the  image and a 50-megapixel camera to give detail to the seals.”— © Arby Lipman / Nature's Best Photography Awards 2018

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