19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ghost Gorge

Wildfire smoke creates this ethereal haze beyond Wildhorse Lake on Steens Mountain. The mountain ridges seem simultaneously infinite and finite. The contrast between light and shadows guides the eye through the image.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Fields, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 7
Copyright: © Christian Murillo