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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An onlooker witnesses the annular solar eclipse as the sun sets on May 20, 2012.

The photographer captures a person framed by the annular solar eclipse, watching as the sun sets. “I feel it can inspire so many people around the world, no matter what race, religion or gender,” Pinski says. “Anyone can look at it and feel touched by a ‘beyond this world’ experience.”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2012
Date Uploaded: 05.2012
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Colleen Pinski
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