Pfeiffer Beach, California

Photograph by Paul Weeks, National Geographic Your Shot

"When out shooting photos I always seek out unique moments that take patience, persistence, and frankly a bit of luck to capture," says Your Shot community member Paul Weeks, who took this photo on Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California. "The greatest feeling is when I'm hunting for one of these rare moments and I end up stumbling into something pleasantly unexpected. On this night, I stayed at Pfeiffer Beach long after the sun set with hopes of capturing the Milky Way. Venus was shining brightly, and for a brief moment, she passed right through the opening in Keyhole Rock. These are the moments I love."

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