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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bristlecone Night

I captured this photo high in the Rocky Mountains above the small town of Alma. A cropping of ancient Bristlecone Pine trees stand rooted at the top of this ridge. A 25 second camera exposure allows for a capture of the Milky Way unlike anything our own eyes can see.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Alma, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Erik Johnson