19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Moon Eye at Arches National Park

I'm always looking for interesting alignments with the moon and landscape, and when I realized the moon within this arch could appear like an eye, I determined when a good alignment would occur and then I planned an entire vacation around that. Due to wildfires, there had been a good amount of haze and I was worried the shot wouldn’t pan out because of poor visibility, but that day the skies cleared and things worked out as planned.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Utah, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Zach Cooley