June 17, 2014

Falling Water

Photograph by Peter Lik

"The shafts of light in [this] canyon [were] one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen," says Peter Lik, who took this photo in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and submitted it photo to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. "It was a surreal feeling being surrounded by the towering cliffs. The only way I could capture this special moment of weeping walls was after an incredibly torrential rain. I knew I had to get to a shallow portion of the river to unfold my tripod. I was drenched from head to toe by the falling water. Mist and rain covered the camera, but I fired a few shots. As I stood in awe of the scene, the sun broke through for a few seconds and cast God’s rays into the side-lit waterfall."

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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138 comments
Paa St
Paa St

สวยมากครับ.........

Zac King
Zac King

amazing view! wish i can go there

Parmita Srivastava
Parmita Srivastava

I can almost hear the water gushing...brilliant shot..thanks for sharing!

Patricia cruz
Patricia cruz

Such a beautiful photograph.  Thank you for sharing.

Phyllis White
Phyllis White

Leaves me speechless. Haven't been able to take my eyes off this amazing pic. Many thnx for your effort in getting the shot and for sharing it with us.

Prince Thomas
Prince Thomas

Wow How beautiful Our nature. its an amazing shot

farheen mumtaz
farheen mumtaz

wooo... i love nature.. nd yhis is really beautiful

Rupa Gangopadhyay
Rupa Gangopadhyay

This pic takes me beyond imagination.....what a lovely shot.

Alma Nani
Alma Nani

This is an enchanted place, unbelievable beautiful.

Rakesh B
Rakesh B

Wow...I don't know any other word to explain this awesome shot ...

rob branson
rob branson

What a great capture of the moment!  Well done.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

So envious of Peter Lik. I saw an exhibition of his in Las Vegas a couple of years ago and was amazed and inspired.

Kyla Kaiser
Kyla Kaiser

I would love to find this place and go for a swim!

chandana Srikantha
chandana Srikantha

wow! it is amazing. Thank you for publishing it. I am saving it too.

Lokesh Gautam
Lokesh Gautam

BEAUTIFUL snap..composition of colors is great


Peter Petram
Peter Petram

Safi sana, nimeipenda hii picha


Hapa ni wapi?

Mary Lame Bull
Mary Lame Bull

This is Oneonta Gorge, not too far from Multnomah Falls!!


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