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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunny Side

In 121 seconds the image of the sun moves on the sky as much as its diameter, while its light reaches us in 489 seconds. Thus, when the hoopoe ‘touched’ it with its toe, the sun was not even in sight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Bence Mate