19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monument Valley Winter Dusk

Every year the American Southwest gets one great, big snowfall. The snow lasts a day or two in the desert, and thus one must choose one specific area in the vast Southwest to capture the snowfall's peak. And so I drove from California to Utah and spent a day waiting for the perfect light to capture the season's spirit, which arrived at dusk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Monument Valley, Utah, United States of America
Camera: GFX 100
Copyright: © Elliot McGucken