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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flying

We were the very last to get on a small plane taking us from Sochi to Saint Petersburg. Little did we know what was waiting for us up above. I took the window seat not expecting to see much, as there was a light drizzle landing on the plane. But as we took off, it became clear I had the best seat on the plane.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: In the Sky above the Black Sea, Sochi, Russia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Lina Samoukova
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.22.17
Editor's Pick
Finalist