As the waves slide and hiss onto the beach, the morning sky above the ocean is filled with color from the sun that still lies below the horizon. An ocean sunrise is something everyone should witness. It’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to be awestruck by Mother Nature. And just to show off her artistic range, no ocean sunrise is like any other you might see, she never repeats day to day.
After getting here in front of the ocean in the last dark of night, I waited, and this dawn scene unfolded in a magical way. First, there was the faint glow of dull red like heated iron at one spot on the horizon. That turned to wider peach-toned hues with gold tones nearest the sun. Then more and more color came to fill out the heavens and give this wonderful early morning sky above the ocean water.
Another view a short time later was even more dramatic as seen in Sun Kissed #15188.
Location: dawn in the Outer Banks at Corolla, North Carolina. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks
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