16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunrise from the mountain peaks on New Zealand

After spending the night in Mueller Hut, one of the back country huts of New Zealand in Mt Cook National Park, I rose early in the morning with frost covering campers tents and began my ascent up one of the smaller peaks facing Mt Cook for sunrise. I sat and watched the sun rise behind jagged peaks over a layer of clouds. I shared this scene and experience with other viewers who rose to watch the sun rise above the clouds and mountains.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Mt Cook Village, New Zealand
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Gloria Ford