14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Lilies' Strange Year

Calla Lilies grow all over California (they're actually non-native infestation!) and are one of my favorite flowers to photograph. They're surprisingly tall too! Near Big Sur, there's a patch of lilies that grows next to a beach. 2014 had a dry winter and the field bloomed early, giving me a chance to photograph this before throngs of others attempted to do the same.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Big Sur, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Aaron Meyers