13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Conquering the Mountain

I took this picture of my hiking partner while on a long and arduous hike known as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is a tramping track in New Zealand, and is among the most popular day hikes in the country. The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage site which has the distinction of dual status, as it has been acknowledged for both its natural and cultural significance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Tyler Kern