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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sunshine in Scotland

On some days each year, the sun comes out to play in the far north of Scotland. I spent a week in the Scottish highlands in September 2016. Most of the time it was completely overcast, but one afternoon the sun came out. I was walking along the Durness Golf Club, facing Balnakeil Beach. I was struck by the beauty of the clouds, early fall flowers, white sands, and crystal clear waters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Durness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © David Chen