16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Awe and Wonder

Our granddaughter was mesmerized as she observed the activity in a huge aquarium tank. A child’s curiosity to explore inspires a lifelong yearning to understand and learn about their world. Her expression was a perfect reflection of the moment. The lighting wrapped around her, and with her hands on a seemingly invisible barrier, she was wide-eyed and in awe of the scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Riverhead, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Joseph Peragallo