21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The path to the top

Solo hike in the Italian Alps in Lombardy, the top of the mountain seemed to never arrive! But after a short stop to look at the view I saw the now nearby summit covered in the autumn colors of the forest and by magic the tiredness disappeared!

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Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Costa Serina, Italy
Copyright: © Maurizio Teruzzi