17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Day at the Beach

Bathers stake out their temporary beach real -estate by displaying their favorite colored umbrella. Simply said, like a country flying its flag of sovereignty over their land, bathers lay their claim, no matter how temporary, to a tiny patch of beach marked with their umbrella claiming their space.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7i