15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset on the west coast

Living in Florida, I had become used to the ocean and its beauty. I had never, however, watched the sun melt into the ocean with a rosy glow settling over the horizon. While on the west coast in California I was able to capture the suns final moments in the sky before it began its nightly journey around the other half of the globe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Dillon Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-5000
Copyright: © Sean Piontek