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birds and sea lions swimming on the Tasmanian coastline
January 1, 2016

A Monolithic Gathering

Your Shot member Andy Chisholm was taking a break from a rigorous surfing session when he captured from the flybridge of his boat this photo of a “feeding frenzy.” The rock towering above the waves—Eddystone, an ancient remnant of the mainland—is about 27 kilometers (17 miles) off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, and some seabirds have been recorded nesting there. In this photo, New Zealand fur seals join albatrosses and seagulls in the apparent feast. Chisholms’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now >>
Photograph by Andy Chisholm, National Geographic Your Shot

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