13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Forest sunlight

This is an unusual phenomenon. At just after dawn in mid-autumn, the sun appears over the mountains at the right angle to light this part of the forest. On this occasion there were clouds just above the sun's angle, so only the tree trunks were lit, offering a naturally 'magic' effect.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 04.2015
Photo Location: Brome village, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Leon Berger