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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Towering autumn sunflowers brush the sky

My grandma has a large garden filled with countless herbs and vegetables. There are also various kinds of flowers scattered about, including three sunflower clusters that stand about 12 feet tall. These towering sunflower heads dry out with the autumn weather. The once vibrant yellow is replaced with darkened, seedy flower heads that still stand high against white cumulus clouds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Lancaster , Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Copyright: © Ashley Fry