13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
two diffrent views of a sunrise above and below the clouds

At the end of an exciting and tiring visit to my fathers with my sister. Sleeping on the ungodly early scheduled flight was a joyful dream. But one I didn’t get as soon as the plane took off, and I looked out the window. I saw the sunrise and new I had to stay up and watch. Seeing it both above and below the clouds was extraordinary. One view casted a golden light and the other made the ground look as though it was lava. At this point I woke my sister up to see the view, though she wasn’t too happy about it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © paige dugan