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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The beauty of a moving wave as seen from the dusk lit sea.

This is a photograph of a wave breaking beneath the brilliant sunset sky, taken in New York on September 11, 2016. 15 years prior, on that fateful day, I spent my morning skipping my first college class to go to surf and think about how the world was going to change from the perspective of a 17 year old. Little did I know, I'd be along that same stretch of beach at age 33 documenting the anniversary and the waves 15 years later.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Long Beach, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Matthew Clark
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