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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Full Moon and Sea Smoke over Lake Superior

As the full moon rose over Lake Superior on a subzero evening, it illuminated the sea smoke and clouds, painting a dramatic, surreal scene. Subzero air temperatures and the comparatively warmer open water of Lake Superior can combine to create sea smoke due to evaporative cooling. The air temperature was well below zero degrees Fahrenheit during this shoot. It was mesmerizing to watch the sea smoke gracefully glide and swirl across the surface of the lake, and be whisked over the pier wall by the gentle, bitter breeze.

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Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Dawn LaPointe
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