13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Abstract Sunrise

A sunrise in the Arizona/Utah desert provided an unexpected abstract shot. First, I was expecting pink and gold in the sky, but the clouds were so white and hazy covering the whole sky, it gave for a white glow. Second, and wait what is that-- is that water? Yes that is water in the middle of the desert in July! Pretty rare to see. Combined with the surreal sandstone lines, this became one of my favorite shots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS
Copyright: © Brian Clopp