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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A sunset against a man-made lake near Jog Falls in Karnataka, India.

I've always heard of how beautifully the sun sets over the lake formed by the dam near Jog Falls, and so when the sun slowly descended towards the lake, I captured this moment. It was captivating watching the various colors lancing through the sky as the light refracted through the air, turning from yellow to pale pink. The moment I felt the rays were just the perfect hue, I snapped this photo and I'm quite happy with the result!

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Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Shimoga, India
Copyright: © Thejus Suresh