21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dance of silhouettes in Cappadocia

In this photograph made in Cappadocia, the iconic rock formations of Cappadocia emerge from the mist, their majestic silhouettes shrouded in a soft, diffused light. Against this atmospheric mist, hot air balloons come to life as they ascend into the sky, backlit by the first light of day. Together, the mist, backlit balloons, and human element converge to tell a story of tranquility, adventure, and the harmonious coexistence of natural wonders and human endeavors in the magical land of Cappadocia. In the final frame, I brought together the elements of mist, backlit balloons, the distant majesty of an extinct volcano Erciyes mountain, and the human touch

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Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Nevşehir, Türkiye
Copyright: © Kani Polat