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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Inner Peace

Doves are symbols of peace and joy in many cultures. But why? Do we know if doves experience a human emotion such as peace? My goal in this image was to create the sense of self reflection for the dove by giving the bird a visible inner presence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Botswana
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Vicki Santello