20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
storm reef

A stormy sea contrasts violently moving waves with stationary rocks. And when you capture the scene with a long exposure, the waves are smoothed into fog, creating a magical landscape.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Shinonsen Town, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Masahiro Hiroike