17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mountain valley after the rain

This photo shows majestic valley surrounded by the mountains on the way to Briksdal glacier, Norway. The heavy rain just ended and sun appeared from dark clouds. Wet surfaces reflect the sunlight, and the valley is naturally "breathing" with water left in the air. Travelers look tiny and weak surrounded by this ancient Northern nature.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Norway
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Kristina Rutian