19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lake Tahoe in Winter

Go skiing in Lake Tahoe during the Christmas holidays. On Christmas Eve, everyone had a party together until late at night. Snow fell silently outside. Early the next morning, there was already a thick layer of snow on the ground. I picked up the camera and went straight to the lake. The rising sun dyed the clouds in the sky, the snow-capped mountains in the distance and the snow on the lakeside into purple and pink. So beautiful. In another place by the lake, groups of mandarin ducks are by the lake, quietly enjoying the warm sun in the morning.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2021
Photo Location: Reno, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K-r
Copyright: © Gui Hua Yang