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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pinyon, Grand Canyon

A close-up of pinyon pine tree needles on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In the background are the familiar constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius, the central Milky Way and the bright planet Saturn. The out-of-focus effect accentuates the stars natural colors.

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Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Stan Honda