Photo of the Day

June 8, 2018

Face to Face

A parent and child share a moment with a sea lion at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Though they may be awkward on land, the animals can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour while swimming. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Leila Psaromatis, National Geographic Your Shot

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