May 30, 2012

Mountain Biker, South Africa

Photograph by Guy Anderson, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The town of Hilton in South Africa is known for its misty weather, which came out in full force for an annual mountain bike classic. The unusually wet winter's day challenged competitors with muddy tracks, low visibility, and an icy wind. I battled to just keep my camera dry, and after failing to obtain sharp images through the haze, I took a step back and framed this shot, which captures the adventurous rider tackling the harsh environment.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

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