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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
View of the Na Pali coast while hiking to Hanakapiai Beach

There's a saying in Hawai'i that "no one can look at the Na Pali coast for the first time without crying." My goal in this photograph is to capture that feeling. Known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Na Pali coast on Kaua'i is where lush rainforest covered mountains meet the Pacific ocean.

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Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: hanalei, Hawaii, United States of America
Copyright: © cat thetford