2014 NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. Landscapes – WINNER
WATERFALL AT ARROYO DEL SALTO
Los Glaciares National Park gets its name from the many glaciers that flow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields into Argentina. Mt. Fitz Roy, the highest mountain in the park at 11,171 feet (3,405 meters), is on the northern extreme of the park composed of extraordinary granite peaks, lakes, woods, and glaciers.
After a long day of hiking in the Andes, I arrived just in time to catch the last beam of sunlight. The lighting conditions came together perfectly, creating a magical feeling. As I photographed the scene, the sun created a glowing lens-flare effect, so I shaded my camera. When I reviewed my images at home, I ended up preferring the shot with the glowing effect.
Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina
The work was showcased in Nature’s Best Photography Awards Exhibition @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC