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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Glowing thistles on Parker Ridge

On a drive north on the Icefields Parkway my partner and I stopped to hike up to Parker Ridge, overlooking the Saskatchewan Glacier. An incoming storm obscured the glacier and created this light effect on the thistles that made them appear to be glowing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Becca Hamm Conard