Mountain Light (Explore #1 - Thanks!)

2 nights

12 miles of hiking (6 in pitch black)

Ferocious winds

Sketchy river crossings

Legs frozen solid

Iceberg-caused bruised shins

A shout-at-the-top-of-my-lungs view

And a camera


That's what it's all about!


Thanks for looking,



Chris, jlindhardt and 242 more people faved this
  • Eloise Claire 3y

    Amazing photo! Mt Cook can never look bad but you've made it look absolutely fantastic! I love Mt Cook so much! Can't say I'd like to be out there during sunrise or sunset, scary!

    Congrats on explore! So good!!!!
  • Laurence  PRO 3y

    Does Explore definitively determine what a winning shot is? Not really. It's subjective. In this case, yours, with you standing in the water, defines the aspiration of individuals that are willing to go the distance, and are capable of doing so. Congratulations on your personal achievement. Wear it well.
  • René Wagner PRO 3y

    Great shot. Brings back memories of the epic helicopter mountain fly-overs from the LotR movies. I love the bit of alpenglow on that distant summit in particular. You haven't by chance captured that in a separate shot at a longer focal length?

    In any case, thanks for putting NZ back on my places-to-visit-with-a-camera map :)
  • Tony Prower PRO 3y

    Beautiful lead in!
    Posted via explore page on flickeflu
  • Bill PRO 3y

    Applause to you for the great photo. I like how the foreground ice suggests a reflection of another mountain.
    Applause to you for the ambitious hiking, something I wish I had done with more dedication as a younger man. You must see the greatest sights.
  • Peter Niu PRO 3y

    Wow, so impressed by the photess, and Hat off for the way you shoot them !!
  • Paul Wynn-Mackenzie 3y

    Stunning effort and stunning shot!
  • vtgohokies 3y

    simply amazing
  • E.Mill 3y

    superb capture!
  • Jeff Eickhoff 3y

    Holy smokes. Fantastic comp, light, ice, everything. Daaayum.
  • kacy19 3y

  • Pedalhead'71 PRO 3y

    Magnifico !
  • Gabe Farnsworth PRO 3y

    This is exceptional. Not simply the view, but the lengths through which you went to get it. If ever you're looking for a hiking partner (and if ever I have time off), I'd gladly go.
  • anadeluz 3y

    wonderful light / composition - wow..
    *congrats Explore
  • olive292 3y

    Super cool!!
  • Joshua Smith PRO 3y

    Beautiful Capture Absolute Jaw Dropper
  • Myke2001 3y

  • Daniel Schneider PRO 3y

    Love it. Stunningly amazing.
  • Cassiopée2010 PRO 2y

    magnifique prise !
  • valentino * 2y

    bella fotografia
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