21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
High on frozen waves

Tiny yet mighty, this photograph captures a small group of intrepid climbers traversing the frozen sea of Aletsch glacier in Switzerland. Each step is carefully planned as the groups weave through the icy labyrinth, forging a story of unity, courage, and the indomitable human spirit.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Bettmeralp, Switzerland
Copyright: © Nina Kloss