14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Natural enjoyment at Lake Ontario

My best friend and I were taking a day trip to Toronto from Niagara Falls. We passed by a beach on Lake Ontario and decided to stop. Although I enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking, my best friend does not necessarily enjoy being outdoors--except when it comes to the beach. Her first trip to the beach was only a few years ago, but this beach was unlike those she’s seen in the southern United States. I love this photo because it is a scene of natural enjoyment. While not in beach attire, she is truly taking in the moments, enjoying the breeze over the lake and the water on her feet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Cheryl Sesler