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dovekies flying in Norway
July 28, 2013

Dovekies, Svalbard

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures Small auks called dovekies dive for copepods and nest on rocky shores in Svalbard, Norway's Arctic archipelago. The birds deposit guano and carcasses on land, fertilizing a mossy garden that provides ideal lurking ground for arctic foxes and other hunters. See pictures from Nicklen's book, Polar Obsession » Explore 125 years of National Geographic »
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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