19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rain and Sunset from Bandera Mountain

A mid work week hike turned into a spectacle as we approached the summit of Bandera Mountain in Washington's North Cascades. The last rays of the sun creeping in through the valley were accented by the rain from a storm cloud moving in. The rain looked like laser beams coming down from the heavens and I've never seen anything quit like this before in my hiking/ mountaineering career.

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Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Sergei Nikiforov