December 22, 2013

Frosted Tamarack Swamp

Photograph by Adam Dorn

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

I had scouted out a few places for an early morning shoot in the tamarack swamps of Wisconsin. I searched and searched until I found this scene. With the sun barely breaking through the fog rising from the melting frost, the light lit up the tamarack in front of this ditch. The ditch faded into the mist, while the frost captured the early morning rays as everything glinted like it was covered in diamonds. I absolutely fell in love with the mood that this scene created. Just a few moments later, the sun rose high in the sky and melted all the frost, causing the scene to completely change.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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35 comments
Sher Khan
Sher Khan

Are Swamps and Marshes same things?

lee spencer
lee spencer

your wait ,patience and work payed off

lots or eye and skill in this photo 

thanks

Shannon T
Shannon T

Beautilful and haunting. Love it.

Brittany Czarnecki
Brittany Czarnecki

I needed a shot from home to boost my spirits today!! thank you.

Mark Freerks
Mark Freerks

the frost adds so much, it looks alot like the work 19 century landscape painter.

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

Beautiful scene! So glad to see my state represented so well :)

As a high school student interested in photography, National Geographic is always inspirational!

For those interested my work can be found here: http://maireadkahn.wordpress.com/

Janice H.
Janice H.

So pretty when the sun glints off the frost or off the snow, magical.       Looks like a Christmas card.  Fascinating photograph!         I couldn't help but wonder what creatures were still sleeping in this isolated place.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What an amazing picture. In the foreground the frost cover looking more than than beautiful. But the eye must go to the far distant, as mine did to get the feeling 'of miles to go' many miles to go. Superb photography as always, so thank you. j.e.s.    

hubert van rijsingen
hubert van rijsingen

if this is the photo of the month then I never want to be nominated for it... dislike the framing, the exposure and edit... mediocre in every sense..what a missed opportunity!

Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds

@hubert van rijsingen Snide remarks will never get you what you want. Wisconsin abounds with natural beauty, and it just so happens that Adam was chosen for best capturing this beauty. Let's see an example of your natural beauty... Sounds like your ability to share in the joy of other people's beauty is mediocre at best.

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