November 9, 2013

Saebyeol Oreum, South Korea

Photograph by Doug Macdonald, National Geographic Your Shot

"Every fall I hike up Saebyeol Oreum, an ancient volcanic cone in southwestern Jeju Island, South Korea, with the hopes of capturing the perfect sunset," says Your Shot community member Doug Macdonald. "But the weather can be fickle on the part of the island and the conditions are rarely the way I want them. Luck was with me on this day, though. I had just reached the top when the sun's late afternoon rays began to creep across the landscape before me. For a few breathtaking moments the fields of grasses before me were afire with golden light."

From festivals, to tea plantations, to bustling cities, see photos of South Korea's vibrant culture and landscape >>

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