17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Looking into Mother Earth
We took paddleboards to Isla de Vila Franca do Campo, a tiny islet off the coast of Sáo Miguel Island in the Azores. It has a volcanic cone with a 150 meter crater that is nearly a perfect circle. We paddled inside the crater's azure blue waters and snorkeled around the outer reefs along its edges. Later, when I flew a drone over the islet, the crater reminded me of a tiny version of the earth from space.
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||Sept. 19, 2019, 5:42 p.m.