Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day:

Picture of a hiker standing on the Ko'olau summit ridgeline in Hawaii

Taking a Peak

Photograph by Liz Barney

As beams of light from the setting sun burst through clouds, a triumphant hiker basks in their glow on a summit in Hawaii’s Ko’olau Range. The achievement, according to Liz Barney, who submitted this photo, was the culmination of rigorous preparation and effort. “It’s not a well-known trek … but for two women, it was their dream,” she says. “[The women] spent an entire year planning and training to cross the Ko’olau summit ridgeline in one self-sufficient thru-hike … They failed multiple times before they finally succeeded.”

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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