19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

The photograph is that of an opening in a cave. It symbolizes the feeling of loneliness and being lost. Through the organic nature of the texture and forms, the essence of nature and natural being is brought through, showing how one can be beautiful and in sync with the environment around them yet still be searching for the light, straying deeper into the mirage of darkness. The darkness is brought out with narrowing and receding of light, denoting that the path to finding your way out is not always guided by the light. Sometimes it takes your own instincts and decision making to overcome a situation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kolimigundla, AP, India
Copyright: © Sanjana Ramakrishnan