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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lone Guardian

The Giau pass, seen from the Lagazuoi peak, with the Nivolau massif towering in the middle. Sometimes shooting with a long telephoto lens from a far distance can reserve some great surprises. This time the mountain, su huge, so lonely and so tall, seems a colossal guardian which protects the little church and the refuge post.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Riccardo Mantero