What I’ve learned about travel photography this year is that—more than a landscape or a place—you’re capturing a fleeting moment in time.
That was definitely true on this July day in Banff. We got to the Vermilion Lakes at the exact second that Mount Rundle was framed by this rainbow, separating the light from the dark. I snapped this photo, and then it was gone.
It was an incredible thing to see, made more so by the fact that it didn’t last. This might be my favorite picture from the year. I finished my 2020 calendar the other day, and decided that this one should go on the cover.