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three deer jumping in some woods after being surprised by the flash of a camera
October 22, 2020

Flashlight Fright

Published in the August 1921 issue, this picture of leaping deer is one of the earliest photographs of wildlife at night. The story, about wildlife around Lake Superior, included several pages detailing the writer-photographer's efforts to create a night photography system.
Photograph by George Shiras, Nat Geo Image Collections

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