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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Milky Chance

Taken at Kelso Dunes, Mojave Desert, California. This place never ceases to amaze me. I had hiked up these dunes multiple times during daytime and always thought about what the Milky Way backdrop would look like with the white sand dunes. To my knowledge, I am the only one with a photo like this, as it is extremely difficult to access, especially in pitch darkness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Kelso, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Colin Trimble