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Drew Spacht  Nature. Science. Food. Running. Contrast. Real-life Abstract. || ©DrewSpacht

A re-edit of one of my favorite birds. This is an Andean condor. When I took this at the National Aviary, I never thought I’d be lucky enough to see one of these in “real life” in Patagonia, but a year later I had the pleasure of seeing several during my travels. Their eyes are a striking red, and their plumage is nothing short of beautiful. They’re monstrous in size, clocking in with a wingspan just over 3 meters long, topped only by two species of albatross and two species of pelican. If I had one word to describe this animal? Breathtaking.
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National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA
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This image of a flamingo is from two years ago, taken at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. It was always a neat image for me, but I think stylizing it to look like it was captured with IR film really makes it.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I captured this photo in Antarctica, on New Year’s Day of 2017. This is a humpback whale, one of the many species of whale that were once decimated by whaling. Humpbacks are making an astounding recovery, especially in Antarctica, however countries like Japan, Iceland, and Norway still allow industrial whaling of species like Antarctic minke, minke, Fin, and others. Please take the time to sign a petition to end whaling in Iceland (link in bio). It takes two seconds, and you just might help save some whales.
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Antarctica
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Ice calving off of the Marr Ice Piedmont. This glacier recedes ~10 meters per year near Palmer Station, a loss that is inextricably linked to anthropogenic climate change.
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I’m posting a “cool picture” of mine in order to pressure a friend into posting a cool picture. You know who you are, “Q”!
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Bark Europa near Palmer Station, ca. 2016
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There is an effortless beauty to ice. Everything from the way it smells to the way it sounds as it rests calmly in the sun on a still day belies its true age and potential for sudden chaos.
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Antarctica
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