19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

It’s hard to describe moments like this. To stand in complete solitude on a mountain peak, watching the moon rise while the last glow of light don’t want to leave the hills of what looks like a Martian landscape. With the wind getting colder, and with your will that pushes you to stay there a bit more to wait. I miss all of this. But every time I think about it, I am grateful to have been lucky enough to enjoy such an incredible view and I keep these moments in my memory with the hope one day to be able to see them again.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Iceland
Copyright: © Leonardo Papèra