FROM THE WILD TO THE WALLS OF SMITHSONIAN Best of the Best: 20 Years of Nature’s Best Photography Exhibition
“Natures Best Photography: Best of the Best” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. August 2016
Images for the 20-year retrospective of nature’s finest moments in the “Best of the Best” photography exhibition were selected from more than 500,000 images submitted by photographers from around the globe over the past 20 years. This collection brought dramatic landscapes, exciting wildlife behavior, and surprising glimpses of Earth’s icy peaks to mysterious ocean depths. The exhibition included 113 large-format prints and the stories behind the shots.
2014 NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY – LANDSACEPE WINNER
WATERFALL AT ARROYO DEL SALTO
Los Glaciares National Park gets its name from the many glaciers flowing 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 “Natures Best Photography: Best of the Best” Exhibition @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC