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10th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest - 03/09/13 01:24 PM
The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount RainierPhotographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012 The photographer captured this image of the Milky Way rising up from behind Mount Rainier with a Nikon D800. “The stars almost looked as though they were erupting from the mountain and I knew this was a moment in time that I had to capture,” Morrow says.
Smithsonian magazine's 2012 photo contest attracted more than 37,600 submissions. Those images have been whittled down to 50 finalists in the natural world, people, travel, Americana and altered images categories.