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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Worth the Wait

This is the joining of a stalactite and stalagmite in Meramec Caverns. It takes many, many, many, many years for something like this to form and to me this symbolizes all of the things in this world that are so worth the wait!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Missouri, United States of America
Camera: SM-G955U
Copyright: © Natalie Gilliom