16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Golden Hour in Shenandoah National Park

In October, the reflection of the sunrise on the autumn leaves of the Shenandoah Valley was spectacular. Reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows contrasted against the still green foliage and grey granite slabs of Old Rag Mountain.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Syria, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Melissa Cahill