15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mt. Mckinley in Denali

I was traveling through Denali in a car with my sister and her friend, Rueben. I was a little disappointed not being able to see the Northern Lights from the night before. Rueben, a native to Alaska said how lucky I was because Denali was typically always covered by clouds and that many people never get to see the mountain ranges on their first trip to Alaska. I immediately stopped feeling disappointed for what I did not get to see and felt gracious for the sights that I did get to see.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Denali , Alaska, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Ashley Valetta