12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Imperceptible Image

This bubble, reflecting the blue of the sky, floated past an area where I was photographing the unusual reflection pattern of an old brick mill in river water. Since the bubble was there, I photographed it. Imagine my surprise when I saw the weird reflection of the bubble beneath it! It was not visible to my eye at all, but was captured only by my camera lens. I have since photographed other bubbles with the same result!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2012
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Gorham, Maine, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © Claire Crocker