Submitted by Kathryn O'Leary

July 30

“All heck broke loose.”

That’s how Kathryn O’Leary described the scene shortly after she captured this incredible image off Sanibel Island, Fla.

O’Leary submitted the top-rated image in this week’s It’s A Snap! travel photo contest.

She recalled the skies “getting darker and darker and darker,” and the reflective light coming off the water.

“I’ve never seen water that blue in my entire life,” she said.

O’Leary snapped her photo while enjoying her second visit to Sanibel. “Florida really is one of my all-time favorite places on the face of the earth,” she said. “The sunsets are unbelievable.”

The Westfield, Mass.-resident said she enjoys photography as a hobby, and brings her camera — a Nikon CoolPix L3 — just about everywhere she goes.

“It just goes to show,” she said, “if you have a good eye for composition, you can take the most beautiful pictures in the world — it doesn’t come down to the cost of the camera or lens.

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