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Tourists play water sports at a city beach near the historic city of Split, Croatia
The crowded Stradun of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Early in the morning, the city begins to fill with tourists eager to see "The Pearl of The Adriatic."
Dawn in the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
People play watersports on a city beach near Split, Croatia
Traditionally dressed Peruvians walk through the famous Sunday market at Pisac, Peru.
The famous Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo, Croatia.  It allows just a couple of boats in at a time, and the sunlight that fills the cavern only lasts for a few hours in the afternoon.
A mixture of rain & sunshine at the end of the day in Cusco, Peru.
Self portrait at the end of the Inca Trail, sitting on a terrace of Machu Picchu in Peru.
Men enjoy looking through the photos on their camera while sitting on the grass in Cusco, Peru.
Walking in the woods
Men enjoy looking through the photos on their camera, while sitting in the grass in Cusco, Peru.
The northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway.
Men spend a late afternoon playing chess with one another along a public beach in Split, Croatia
A professional climber is hired to hang a flag from the belltower in the ancient town of Split, Croatia
Jewl sparkling
Fourth of July fireworks are an American tradition.  Here, families light fireworks off their docks on Mobile Bay, Alabama
The Matterhorn at sunrise
A bee hovering by a flower at Monet's Gardens at Giverny.
The reflecting pool in front of the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA just after dusk.
Evolution of Nintendo controllers throughout the years
Bug on a Chair
Looking out into the bay
Old ship in the Caspian Sea
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Northern Lights Dance

The northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway.

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© Michelle Schantz.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2012
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2013, 10:08 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 50mm
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