Bear Lake in Spring by Zara Otaifah

One of my favorite spots in Colorado is the Bear Lake which is located in Estes Park | Rocky Mountains National Parks. Bear Lake is a popular, year-round destination in Rocky Mountain National Park, located at 9,449 feet of elevation. It’s situated 13 miles southwest of Estes Park, Colorado, making it an easy trip year round. The 11 surface-acre alpine lake is one of the most frequently photographed features in the national park. It provides visitors pristine mountain views with plenty of ways to enjoy the scenery. For me its a breathtaking scenery, the lake is not that huge but I can sit for hours just pondering and conttemolating about it’s beauty and how nature could be perfect. I stopped to take this picture when it was cloudy during my hike in the round type trail around the lake.

Nikon D750 | ISO 200 | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/40sec | Focal Length 20mm | -2 2/3 EV

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
May 24, 2021



Value 12
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 13

Award Category
Landscape Photography

Photograph Location
Colorado, the United States

Zara Otaifah is a local photographer based in Denver, Colorado. United States. She has been Photographing Portraits and event photography for 5 years now. She has passion for all kind of photography. Travel and landscape and other type of photography like Architecture and food photography. She worked as an Artist/Mentor in Picture Me Here, in 2017. She produced her first storytelling project ” Autism Mom Behind The Camera ” and other photography projects like ” Dear Younger Me Here” both were exhibited in Colorado Photographic Art Center, RedLind Gallery, the Rocky Mountains College of Art and design and Wolverine Farm Venue in Fort Collins and lately in the grant makers and funders of the Art at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. She also exhibited her photographs at RMIAN Immigrant Liberty Awards Nights. In that same year she was part of the Denver Month of Photography had one of her pieces presented by The Big Picture Gallery. The most expensive key gear she claims to be using in her work was and has been “PASSION” and “PASSION ONLY”.

Current Location
Colorado, United States



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