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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cotton Candy over Yellowstone

After an 4am wake up call I got out to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone only to see a bunch of clouds fogging up the view. The sun was rising quickly. I didn't think I would get much of a sunrise but for a brief few minutes the sun shined through the thick cloud cover and painted pink cotton candy across the sky. This lasted for no more than 2 minuets and it was gone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © LEIGHTON LUM