Backpacking through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho, USA can be exhausting. Snow on the trail made the going slow, and we never made it to the lake that we were planning to stop at and catch fish for dinner. We hiked until it started to get dark and set camp beneath the pines, and were rewarded with this sky.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 02
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: The Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho | The United States
Photographer: John Peltier (Clayton, North Carolina, USA) Registered
John’s interest in photography started at the age of 17 during a photography class in his home town in Lake Tahoe, where there are unbelievable photographic opportunities. Photography has been more or less just a hobby for John for over ten years, until 2009 when he started to take it more seriously. He has gone from just taking pictures, to focusing more on composition and technical aspects. John’s favorite photographic subjects are landscapes, including hard-to-reach places with interesting and unknown stories, and has lately been trying to fuse history with his landscape photos. He has carried photographic equipment through jungles, deserts, and mountains just to be able to share these places with people who otherwise wouldn’t see them.