In the middle of winter, I found this wonder hidden beneath a snow arch across Campbell Creek in Alaska's Chugach Mountains. From a short distance, I had imagined there should only be a simple accumulation of ice, snow, and water. But as I knelt and peered into this cavern beneath the snow, I was incredulous that such an array of nature's jewelry was hiding there, while winter raged on overhead, oblivious to the wonder below.
This image was captured in RAW format at full resolution with a Canon 5d Mk III camera, 24-70mm f/2.8 L II lens, 31mm, 1.6 sec, f/22, ISO 100, 20.6 MB, 3354x5032 px.
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