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polar ice melting during sunset

Nature's Best Comes to DC

“While leading one of my many expeditions to Svalbard, I was on a Zodiac cruise at sunrise and came across this amazing ice formation. I was struck by its familiar shape and photographed the ice backlit against the colors reflected on the water. People see different things in this image; I see a Siamese cat.”— © Andy Rouse / Nature's Best Photography Awards 2018

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