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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Painted skies at sunrise in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

I stood on a beach of a tiny Island, surrounded by the huge Pacific Ocean, waiting for the sun to rise, when all of a sudden the skies started to burn. The sunrises at Rarotonga were among the most beautiful ones I've ever experienced.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Cook Islands
Camera: DSC-WX7
Copyright: © Inga Ecker