Stunning Starburst And Sunbursts Assignment Winner Jeff Sullivan

Congratulations to Jeff Sullivan for winning the recent Stunning Starburst And Sunbursts Assignment with the image, “Golden Hour at South Tufa.” See more of Jeff Sullivan’s photography at

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Winner: "Golden Hour At South Tufa" By Jeff Sullivan


“This was captured at the South Tufa site on Mono Lake, a salt lake known for its tufa calcium carbonate rock formations that form underwater where springs bring calcium-rich water to the alkaline lake,” explains Sullivan, who describes the image: “The first warm light of the sun shines through a hole in supernova-formed calcium in Mono Lake's calcium carbonate tufa rock formations.”

Nikon D850. Exposure: 1/10 sec., f/22, ISO 100.