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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Cloud Piercer - Mount Aoraki

In Maori, Mount Aoraki means "The Cloud Piercer." While the morning started overcast, Mount Aoraki pierced the clouds and we got a beautiful view of the beautiful mountain on our helicopter ride.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Joseph Byker