14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Grandfather Lake Fishing

A paddler makes his way to a preferred fishing hole on the lake at the base of Grandfather Mountain. A sliver of the Mile High Swinging Bridge is visible at the top of the peak and in its reflection in the water. Morning sun stretches through the limbs of the hemlock on the left.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Linville, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Jim Magruder