Rare Air

Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado

From the moment I opened my tent I knew this sunrise was going to be special. While that is not always the case, this was a once in every few years morning and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. This image isn't a product of smoke and mirrors or fancy editing - this light show was the real deal. Looking out in the distance is miles and miles of backcountry ridge lines.  To give an idea of scale, the illuminated peak on your right is just over 13,000 ft. in elevation. Photo © copyright by Michael Greene.