19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Behind the Scenes": A Peek.

I took this photo during my one-day hike in Vitosha Mountain, Sofia, Bulgaria. As always with me was my camera in my backpack and I enjoyed the surrounding beautiful views and breathtaking scenery. Whenever I'm in the mountains I imagine a big stage as if I'm in a theater I feel the power of the living connection between man and nature in this case, casual, pure and unadulterated between man and nature, as when you are in the gym and have direct contact with the actors at least me that's how I feel. I had a starting point and a direction that day, but on my way I was so captivated by the Yellow-Green carpet around me that my journey was long, but my heart sang with joy. Vitosha Mountain in Sofia, Bulgaria is a very beautiful place. The mountain ranks fourth in height in Bulgaria after Rila, Pirin and Stara Planina.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Copyright: © Dimitar Bakalov