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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pinnacle of Existence

Energy travels hundreds of miles across the ocean and comes to a dramatic end when it reaches our shores.

This photo won the Natural World category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Malibu, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Oreon Strusinski
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.16.18
Editor's Pick
Finalist
Winner