18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Iridescent Clouds and Birds over New York City

Rainbows appear opposite the sun but this prism and one to the left flanked it. Caused by rare iridescent clouds, water droplets of just the right size refract the sunlight. A flock of birds completes this photo of the natural world over New York.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Stephen Levinson