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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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The photo shows an artificial huge lit globe suspended over a narrow valley, seen through the densely forested slopes. It could be mother Earth seen from an alien world. As the globe rotated slowly I managed to capture the Pacific filling the entire circle, thus misleading some people into believing it is the moon surface. Below right there is a discrete human figure, the only key to establish that we are seeing the Earth... from the Earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Sintra, Portugal
Camera: WAS-LX1A
Copyright: © Jorge Bernardo