18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lake Hochwart

The Alpine lakes documented by the long-term photo project are all located in the Alps, above 2,000 m above sea level, and most of them can only be reached by long hikes without cable cars. High mountain lakes are extreme freshwater ecosystems.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Swen Bernitz