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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beehive Basin at Midnight

Beehive Basin, high in Montana's Spanish Peaks Wilderness, sits below the Milky Way on a summer night when the air is still enough to capture the reflection of jagged mountains in a small pond. I spent several silent hours taking this picture before packing up and hiking back to the trailhead. Not a bad way to spend a night in Big Sky country!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Big Sky, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jake Mosher