Winning image at WildlifePhoto!

“Pink eruption” has been prized as runner-up winner in the Habitats & Landscapes category in the 2017 WildlifePhoto Contest!

The contest judge motivation states that “the technical skill, composition and light of the image are outstanding”.

The winning images will be exhibited in New York City on the “Big Screen”, a gigantic 30 feet outdoor HD screen located at Hotel Eventi in the thriving Chelsea District of the City.

This image has a particular meaning for me, since it reminds me one of the most spectacular moments of light I’ve ever witnessed. It’s been taken at Laguna Cotacotani, in Lauca National Park, on the Chilean Andes. Up there at 4,800 meters, land and sky can amaze for their variety and colors in a location of pure wilderness. The air is chilly and incredibly clear, my lungs long for more oxygen as I climb the hills around the lagoon.
At dusk, the refracted sunlight casts pink hues on the landscape, dominated by the volcanic cone of Mount Parinacota (6,348 meters).