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Treading Water
Photograph by Brian Skerry

A whitecoat pup slips into the sea, where it could become hypothermic and drown if it stays in for half an hour. However, some adventurous young seals choose to take brief dips, developing swimming skills they'll use for a lifetime.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F
Lens: 80-400mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Cold, windy, and partly cloudy
Time of Day: 10 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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