15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Pearl Harbor

Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, I was astonished to see the swirling sheen of oil that remains on the water to this day--it was an eerie, unexpected sight that nonetheless looks almost abstract and beautiful in a photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © Alexandra Hay