August 1, 2015

Lofoten Islands Sunrise

Photograph by Kristin Repsher

"It's hard to find words to describe this scene other than 'wow,'" writes Kristin Repsher, who submitted this picture to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. "By the time the sun finally made it above the horizon on this day in early January in [Norway's] Lofoten Islands, the entire world had turned cotton-candy pink. We sprinted around trying to capture every possible angle in the perfect light … only to realize that it wasn't going away. In the end, it lasted for over two hours—the entire time that the sun was on the horizon before it set around 1:15 p.m."

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