Landscape - Nicholas Taffs
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Summit Sunrise - Canmore, Alberta

I decided to drag my brother in law out on an early morning hike to take in a sunrise on top of a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. We were up at 12:30 am and on the road by 1:30 am. Our hike commenced by 3 am. Our flashlights were the only way we could navigate through the dense forest known for large volumes of grizzly bear activity. After we broke free from the forested portion of the trail, we still had to hike through a slog of an uphill scree slope. We made it to the summit with just moments to spare before the sun broke the horizon. I had just enough time to set up for this shot. Here, Steve soaks in the first light of the day looking to the east towards Calgary.