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    Kelp forests are home to a multitude of marine mammal and fish species. Typically growing up to 40 feet high from base to top. Kelp forests are akin to the Amazon jungle. Kelp thrives in cold, nutrient-rich waters. Because kelp attaches to the seafloor and eventually grows to the water’s surface and relies on sunlight to generate food and energy, kelp forests are always coastal and require shallow, relatively clear water.
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    Utkan, there is a great texture in this photo that makes it really wonderful. I love that you can see small parts of the water underneath peek through and the positions of the kayaks create a nice balance. Great job!

    Becca Skinner
    Nat Geo Explorer
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    Date Taken: Dec 29, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2017
    Location: Malibu, California, United States
    Camera: DJI FC300S
    Focal Length: 3.61 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Utkan Kocaturk
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: Inspiring Experiences, The Trip That Changed My Life, We Are All Explorers, My Best Photos of 2017
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year