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the splash from a rock being thrown into the water in British Columbia
February 8, 2013

Splash Effect, British Columbia

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

This unedited image was taken with a tripod mounted in the Pacific Ocean during a winter sunset in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. Taken at the moment a rock was thrown into the water.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I find this photograph a lot of fun—and clever. Though the elements are simple—water, sun, and a splash effect—together they create the illusion of fire. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Photograph by Rob Leslie, Your Shot
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