16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sun rise on the Monte Igno

We left from the Montelago plateau at 02.00 AM. I’ve always loved to walk by night, especially in the mountains or in the woods, to feel that special kind of awareness, how the dark stretch the time, the sounds or the distances. This one was my first sun rise, and I discovered how breathtaking it is to watch the light win the shadows you were surrounded of.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Serravalle, Italy
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Carlotta Valente