It was a cold morning and when the first light appeared, we witnessed a dramatic change of the sky – a magical transition from night to day. This image was made from six shots and captures the entire lake and its surrounding mountain features.

St Bathans, South Island, New Zealand

Nikon D800, Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, 10-15-30, f/2.8, ISO 400-ISO 800, GT2531EX Gitzo CF6X Explorer 2, BH-55 Ballhead

by Yan Zhang, New South Wales