14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mystical Light - Big Sur

The Big Sur coastline is one of the most breathtaking and scenic places in California. The entire coastline is a protected natural habitat for marine wildlife. This mystical sunset occurs only a few days each year around the winter solstice under clear weather conditions. This light show usually last about 5 to 10 minutes before the sun finally sets behind keyhole Arch. Pfeiffer Beach - Big Sur.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Big Sur, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Bachir Badaoui