16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Albanian optimist

We wanted to hike in the Albanian Alps. Since the road is not well marked, we had to take a guide. The morning we'd start the hike, this 75 years old man appeared. He led us through the misty, beautiful Albanian Alps, with an optimistic smile on his face. After a hike of 7 hours, he walked home, the same way back.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Theth, Albania
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Jaan Stevens