Denali, meaning “the High One” or “The Great One” in the Athabascan language. Denali is the tallest land-based mountain on Earth—with a vertical rise of about 18,000 feet, as well as the highest peak in North America—with a summit of 20,310 feet.
Like most big peaks in the world “The Great One” is bigger than life, a kind of transcendent thing, beyond time. I consider Denali to be one of our great American Cathedrals.
There is a time in the late summer when some of Denali’s foliage starts to turn bright red. Id been making a lot of images of red fields when I stumbled upon this amazing fade across the entire rainbow. Denali is almost always shrouded in cloud sand this was a rare clear day. Pioneer Ridge, the striking line up the left of the main peak is hi-lighted in the setting sun.
Location: Denali National Park, Alaska
Photograph Date: 2014
Medium: Chromogenic Print
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