Moonrise Kingdom (8 minutes)

Weminuche Wilderness, CO

The title for this image is based off of the length of the exposure, which was actually closer to 9 minutes. It was captured about a half hour after moonrise on the night of the Super Moon, the strongest and most illuminated full moon of the year. The two most prominent peaks in this image are Vestal Peak (left 13,864 ft) and Arrow Peak (right, 13,808 ft). Two of the most distinctive and technically challenging peaks in all of Colorado. To give you an idea of scale - the elevation of the body of water in the front of this image is approximately 12,186 ft.

. Photo © copyright by Michael Greene.