November 1, 2013

Mountains, Chile

Photograph by Richard Duerksen, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

"We have mountains," my wife said as she shook the bed. We were staying in a B&B on the edge of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. There was only fog instead of mountains. I set up my cameras anyway and pointed them toward the park. Art happens when light and shadows play on granite and snow.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I had several dramatic landscape photos in my initial edit—all stunning mountain faces with gorgeous light—but the caption for this one was the tiebreaker. I love hearing a little more about what was going on at the moment. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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132 comments
c. lin
c. lin

很震撼的场景!

Sur Pan
Sur Pan

Like God is about to descend...

Alexa L.
Alexa L.

wow this unreal beauty takes my breath away  ,  great job Richard !

V Ritter
V Ritter

Gorgeous, seems unreal. 

Rhonda Schmoyer
Rhonda Schmoyer

looks like somewhere out a tolkien book, the colors are beautiful.


pawan kumar
pawan kumar

typical time of ending  of golden hour , starting of blue hour perfect example of right time at a right place

Shannon T
Shannon T

I feel like this photo is offering hope the way it's mostly gloomy but there's that little bit of sun shining through. Well done.

Ana Camacho
Ana Camacho

Gorgeous light and shadows contrast.

Congratulations

Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

This is why you visit this webpage to be absolutely blow away by these amazing pictures.

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Wow... outstanding image with beautiful lights

Milan Nair
Milan Nair

Absolutely love these photos.

National Geographic, You are the Best

Suzanne Thomadella
Suzanne Thomadella

Since my childhood, going back to 1960, I've been in awe of NGEO photographers. Now, even amateurs are creating stunning photos. I'm at once inspired and depressed. How do they get those shots!?

Santhosh Visal
Santhosh Visal

Dear earth, you are too far from us to explore you in one's lifetime

Christine Nelson
Christine Nelson

@Suzanne Thomadella Dick Duerksen is no amateur.  He has been taking photographs for many many years.  He is a naturalist, a story teller.  He may not work for Nat Geo but he is just as committed to his craft.  And I hear you!  There are many who indeed are amateurs who take extraordinarily beautiful photographs thanks to current technology and an appreciation for creation.

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