17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
On the approach

Living within a 30 minute drive from Gallatin Canyon, one of the better trad climbing venues in Southwest Montana makes these type of shot possible. One day after school, my friend and I went for a quick climb. As we were approaching, I noticed the beautiful light filtering through the trees and asked him to stop so I could take a quick shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Ely Holtmeyer