Exploration plays a big role in my photography and it was clear from the maps that this valley leading to Mt D’Archiac would make for a fun and productive trip in the Southern Alps. I spent a night here with a friend and we were treated to a spectacular sky and humorous company of some local kea.

Southern Alps, New Zealand

Sony a7R ii, Sony 16–35mm f2.8, 1/13, f/11, ISO 200, handheld

by William Patino, New Zealand