19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Milky Way over the Smokies

I captured this photo during twilight at a scenic overlook in Tennessee. I've had a vision for a while to capture the core of the Milky Way touching the top of the Great Smoky Mountains behind this small town and after two nights, I finally got the shot. I love how the lights of the town seem to shine upward to create the scene in the night sky.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Maryville, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Robby Marrs