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Priest offering prayer to god at varanasi ghats
The quiet fish village
A Jack Rabbit surveying its domain.
A Great Spangled Fritillary
A garbage mountain
Lady Luna
the magical colours of the mountains
Bear in Bama
Ice Design
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Pausing to realize the greatness
snow leopard and a magpie
Deseart Festival
The Calm Before the Storm
Who, Me?
Over the rainbow
Up, Up, and Away
Polar patience
My Own Way
A Great Egret elegantly touching down for a landing.
Cherry blossoms at sunrise
Kayaking down the Big Sioux River
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Pausing to realize the greatness

This photograph captured a rock climber that paused to chalk up and take a look at the world for a new vantage point. In the middle of a climb, you are eager to get to the top, but every once in a while, there is a good spot to stop for a second to rest. Many things go through your mind when you are at the pausing point. You look for your next hand or foot hold. You dry your sweaty hands with chalk. You take a deep breath. You look at how far you have come. You look how far you have to go. You look at the view from new height.

TAGS: Adventure, Climbing, Utah

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Provo, Utah, United States of America
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© Candice Plessinger.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2016
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
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