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Bright Sun on Bubblegum Pink Roses
A road leading through the Smoky Mountains
Ohio Pyle waterfall through some flowers
Baboon Family
Morning Coffee
Moth on a flower
Where skyscrapers touch the heaven above at Central Park , NY.
Lion Courting Lioness
Rush Hour.
Beautyberry shrub in the sky
The Milky Way from the southern most point in the United States.
Gilbert, a Tanzanian boy who finally received a school sponsorship
Halema'uma'u Crater at the Kilauea volcano in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Climbing Sleeping Bear Dune at 45 degree angle
Black Bear feasting on tasty green leaves of Spring
Tanzanian student on her way home from school
Great Blue
Beauty Beyond Disaster
John Hart Reservoir Penstocks
Yosemite National Park in December
Flying on top with old glory
14th Annual Photo Contest
The Milky Way from the southern most point in the United States.

Ka Lae means "The Point" in Hawaiian and is the name of the southernmost spot on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is also called "South Point". Being located below 19 degrees latitude gives it a view of the Milky Way rising higher in the sky than any other place in the 50 United States. To be sure that I got the absolute most Milky Way possible, I timed this shot to the specific instant that the galaxy was exactly vertical to the southern horizon (2:41am for this particular night).

TAGS: Hawaii, Milky Way, United States

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Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Steve Cullen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 25, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION South Point, Hawaii, United States of America