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icy rocks off the Baltic coast of Poland
February 10, 2014

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"Every year I visit Gdansk, Poland, as a part of our family trip," says Kani Polat, a member of our Your Shot community. A cold-weather front gave Polat the opportunity to capture this picture on Gdynia beach. "After a few days of searching for some compositional elements, I came across these ice-covered rocks," Polat says. "They were so interesting to me that I decided to separate them from possible distracting elements." Polat used a long exposure, a lower viewpoint, and a zoom lens to achieve the shot. "Such wonderful scenery happens rarely on the Baltic coast. It was a real pleasure to witness despite the freezing cold."

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Photograph by Kani Polat, National Geographic Your Shot
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