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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Of encounters with magical morning sunlight in a tropical forest.

There are days when you just feel like getting up way early in the morning, before sunrise, and taking a walk in search for a nice spot to photograph light as the sun rises up. That day I woke up not as early as I expected and I was late to sunrise, so I decided to take my way up on a mountain with not-so-dense tropical forest. A few minutes after I hiked in I felt surprised by that magical light with that silky look, it lasted for only a few seconds (given the weather conditions that day) but even for that shortest moment it all felt worth it that morning.

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Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 03.2017
Photo Location: Juan Viñas, Cartago., Costa Rica
Copyright: © Pablo Acuña