19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dewy reflection in a hot house flower

This photo was taken at the Magnolia Plantation in Charleston. As you hike the grounds a somewhat hidden greenhouse reveals itself, containing colors and vibrancy that contrast with the surrounding plantation. It’s a reminder that even in a place with such a dramatic and painful history, Nature and Life always find a way to create beauty. I was caught by the reflectiveness of the small drop of water within the flowers corona.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 12 Pro
Copyright: © Sujay Kapadia