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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Descent

Swallows Cave, Tonga. It's late in the day, the sun is low and piercing it's golden light through the entrance of the cave. The diver took one breath and began her descent illuminated only by the natural spotlight above.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Vava'u, Tonga
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Grant Thomas
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.09.18
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