16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sunrise from the mountain peaks on New Zealand
After spending the night in Mueller Hut, one of the back country huts of New Zealand in Mt Cook National Park, I rose early in the morning with frost covering campers tents and began my ascent up one of the smaller peaks facing Mt Cook for sunrise. I sat and watched the sun rise behind jagged peaks over a layer of clouds. I shared this scene and experience with other viewers who rose to watch the sun rise above the clouds and mountains.
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||Oct. 18, 2018, 7:44 p.m.