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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Better Days Ahead

Image of a Rainbow in Ponta Delgada. After fifteen months of quarantine, my first trip was to The Azores. The Azores is known for its temperamental weather. The day started off rainy, but later in the day the sky cleared to reveal this beautiful rainbow taken near a cliff's edge in Sao Miguel island. The journey from rain and overcast skies to a rainbow in an enchanted garden reminded my of our collective journey from the depths of COVID-19 to the glimpse of reprieve in the summer of 2021.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Nordeste, Portugal
Camera: NIKON Z 7_2
Copyright: © Naima Hall