18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Canoe at Sunset

I saw several spectacular sunsets during my time in Moorea. I saw a traditional outrigger canoe row out into the lagoon to watch the sunset. I love this shot because it speaks to the maritime tradition of the Polynesians. This exact scene could have been witnessed for almost the last thousand years.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: French Polynesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Matthew Potenski