13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Poppies Against The Stormy Sky - Aytos, Bulgaria

I was taking a walk on the outskirts of the city park in my hometown of Aytos, Bulgaria during a pause in the spring rain. Poppies are a very common flower in Bulgaria during the spring, and all of a sudden, I noticed a huge patch of them, nicely silhouetted against the dark blue sky and rain clouds. I had to get down low to capture the flowers and the sky from a more interesting vantage point, but getting wet was worth it!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Aytos, Bulgaria
Camera: X-E1
Copyright: © Manol Manolov