18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Undulating mountains in the early morning light of fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts many leaf-peepers during the Fall. I captured this image of the undulating mountains at Newfound Gap in the early morning light. I loved how soft and warm everything appeared, and could understand why this area draws so many visitors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Cherokee, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Nina Ritchie