19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scandinavian Solitude

On a day hike through the Swedish Glaskogens Nature Reserve in the summer of 2021 this scenery perfectly captured the atmosphere in the region. The solitude, the calm - while sitting in this remote spot in the middle of nowhere. This was a healing moment that we all so long for in these turbulent times. The beauty of the nature that surrounds us, so simple, so bare, so humble it might be - it can take away so much of the stress and the pressure that we are all feeling. That is why this image is so special, it symolizes all the beauty of mother nature in its most unpretentious and simple form.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Arvika, Sweden
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © David Maiwald