17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Water droplets suspended by a phenomenon called non-coalesence, in which the droplets remain suspended on the surface for upwards of ten seconds. This is because of a difference in charge repelling the two surfaces on contact. I titled this shot "Nova," because of it's resemblence to stars compared to the dark water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Nolan Sullivan