18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunrise Above the Clouds

The view from the top of Haleakalā, a shield volcano on Maui. As the sun broke the cloud line, the park ranger performed the “E Ala E” sunrise chant, creating a moving spiritual experience.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Peter Gifford