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Study at Cultivation field
Amsterdam EYE
Collecting Water
Looking up at the sky while on the beach
Sulfur miner in Kawa Ijen caldera, Java, Indonesia
An old fence on the side of the street
Winter sea
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Peace in Paris
Loneliness
Mossy Trees
Backlit Joshua Tree on a moonlit night
Wild River
My Sister
Blooming Flower Tree
Ghost in the Woods
Purity
Paddy boil
A Magic Tree
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Santa Luzia
Vegetable leaf collection
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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Backlit Joshua Tree on a moonlit night

This was my first visit to Joshua Tree National Park known for its amazing geology and, of course, Joshua Trees. I wanted to somehow capture the famed yucca plant in its desert landscape with a starry sky. Joshua Tree NP has some of the darkest night skies in the US and is actively trying to curb "light pollution" to preserve this night time experience that the modern world has literally washed from the sky

TAGS: California, Desert, Joshua, Joshua Tree, Stars, United States

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Long Beach, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Scott Martinez.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2015, 6:24 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D610
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO2000
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