October 16, 2013

Climber, Queen Maud Land

Photograph by Cory Richards

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Suspended from an anchor in the rock hundreds of feet above the ice and snow, Mike Libecki hauls himself up a granite tower in Antarctica's remote Queen Maud Land.

See more pictures from the September 2013 feature story "Untamed Antarctica."

Our Your Shot community celebrates the power of photography every day, and we're inviting you to go on assignment to capture change with photo editor Sadie Quarrier and National Geographic photographer Cory Richards.

Before the assignment ends, watch our live Google+ Hangout on October 16 at 1 p.m. EST (5 p.m. UTC) with Sadie and Cory to learn what photography means to them and how you can get involved with Your Shot.

44 comments
chuck archer
chuck archer

I'm amazed, you folks can always outdo what seems the most amazing! 

Shannon T
Shannon T

Very beautiful background and amazing shot of the man. Quite daring. Thank you Cory. 

Jonathan Moro
Jonathan Moro

I WOULD LIKE  TO PRESENT :: RESISTANT SICKNESS

Jonathan Moro
Jonathan Moro

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.....I LL LIKE TO APPEAR IN YOUR PROGRAMMES  TELEVISIONS......NB: I MAY FORGET MY CODE  FROM TIME TO TIME

srikanth diddy
srikanth diddy

Looks like as if its a screenshot from a Game :)

Art Tankersley
Art Tankersley

Our earth offers man many challenges.... and it looks like man has excepted the challenge. This photo makes the point. Nice Shot !

Seyda Okt
Seyda Okt

özgürlük ve hayatın sınırındaymışcasına bir fotoğraf ..

sanjay bhattacharya
sanjay bhattacharya

The background gives a feeling how it is an unforgiving, unwelcoming, no man's land and the climber is proof how man can overcome any challenge... nice shot Cory.  

Eric Dennis
Eric Dennis

Why can you not download the photo of the day anymore?

Linda Ward Kirkendale
Linda Ward Kirkendale

Rather frightening looking but also a sense of awe.  I love the depth behind the climber and the way the clouds all play into that.  Beautiful shot!

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Wonderful use of light, and I really like the blended horizon.  There is a real sense of depth - as highlighted by the rope at the top of the picture.  

Despite being baron, Queen Maud Land looks like quite a pleasant place.

 

Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 7/10 zoom lenses

Jim Donahue
Jim Donahue

@Eric Dennis Can you not right click on your mouse and see the menu that will say save image as?  I can.

Bailey Clark
Bailey Clark

@Kathleen Harrington @Jim Donahue @Eric Dennis They only give this link sometimes.  Presumably only when they have a picture large enough.  Yesterday had a link, for example.

Also, they didn't give links for all of September, and a good part of the start of this month.  It seems that trend has been broken, though.

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