13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Night Sky over Arrowhead Lake in Kings Canyon National Park

After a long day of backpacking along the John Muir Trail, we stopped at Arrowhead Lake for the night. The moon was so bright that the starts didn't come out for hours, so I patiently waited late into the night to see the stars come out by the lake. It was a very serene setting- cold, secluded and nothing but the sounds of the forest all around me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Taylor Ward