21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Hurricane Franklin Sky at St. Augustine Beach, FL

The colorful morning sky was a result of Hurricane Franklin in the far distant Atlantic Ocean, while simultaneously Hurricane Idalia approached the west coast of Florida. The sky exhibited fierce clashes between the storms and the sun's rays showed through the clouds. The St. Johns County Ocean & Fishing Pier resiliently withstood the battering waves, protected by rocks that shielded the land behind.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: St. Augustine Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Michael Stultz