RUNNER-UP, Landscape

Being in the presence of the mountains stirs emotions deep inside me. This photo, captured in the Southern Alps looking towards Mt Avalanche, depicts a fleeting moment of light and the relentless forces of nature one is exposed to in these wild places. I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life.

Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
Sony A7R, Sony 70–200mm F4, 1/200, f/9, ISO 100, handheld

by William Patino