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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier.

The photographer captured this image of the Milky Way rising up from behind Mount Rainier with a Nikon D800. “The stars almost looked as though they were erupting from the mountain and I knew this was a moment in time that I had to capture,” Morrow says.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2012
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © David Morrow
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Photo of the Day: 02.13.13
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