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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Richard Barman

Cherrapunji is credited as being the wettest place on Earth, but nearby Mawsynram currently holds that distinction. Cherrapunji still holds the all-time record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year, however: it received 9,300 millimetres (370 in; 30.5 ft) in July 1861 and 26,461 millimetres (1,041.8 in; 86.814 ft) between 1 August 1860 and 31 July 1861.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Guwahati, India
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Richard Barman