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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ardens (Burning)

The image explores the mystery of transformation from inanimate organic matter to living beings. I model this process by building life-resembling shapes from organic gels and photographing them in polarized light. I watch my creations come alive full of light and vivid colors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Sanger, Canada
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Ela Kurowska