During an assignment to the Cordillera Sarmiento, an unexplored mountain range at the southern tip of Chile, Gordon Wiltsie's team climbed one of the highest peaks in the region. Noticing an enticing snow spire in the distance, Wiltsie instantly realized how exciting it would look with climbers on the summit. While his companions rushed off to ascend the "Gremlin's Cap," Wiltsie prayed that the ice inside the elements of his 80-200mm zoom lens would thaw before they reached the top. In the interim, he grabbed this image with a 50mm lens, setting his friends into the grand context of the other-worldly environment.
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie