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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Horse riders are illuminated by a setting sun in Utah's Monument Valley.

It's called the "golden hour." Sometimes it only lasts for seconds, but it is worth a whole day. This photo was taken in Utah's Monument Valley during one such sunset.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Monument Valley, UTah, Utah, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Mike Ahlers