Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Photograph by Thomas Piekunka

"I was at a night photography workshop last week at Arches National Park, and we spent the one clear night that we had at Delicate Arch," says Thomas Piekunka, who submitted this photo to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. "The inclusion of our instructor light-painting the arch adds a human element to this timeless scene that I think really draws in the viewer and gives the viewer a sense of that place and the scale of the arch."

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