18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Morning Mist over Lake Wakatipu

During an early morning bus ride from Queenstown, New Zealand to Glenorchy for some river rafting, we stopped along the side of Lake Wakatipu to stretch our legs and take in a most spectacular view of the tranquil lake. The sunlight on the distant mountains and the low clouds reflected in the still water made for a beautiful scene choreographed by Nature. All this photographer had to do was kneel down trying not to get wet in the tall grass, point, and shoot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Scott Bookner