In December there are many things that shine brightly – from the stars that sparkle in the night sky to the sparkle of ice. This month we challenged the Lowepro Storytellers to show us the things in their world that “sparkle”.
Captured at sunset at the iceberg cemetery (Diamond Beach) near the Jokulsarlon Lagoon in Iceland. This was on excursion three of five to Iceland – one of my favorite places on Earth.
Canon 5D Mark III
f/8; 1/100 sec; ISO 200; 70mm lens
As it scans the rainforest from left to right the feathers on this Velvet Purple Coronet Hummingbird change from black to a brilliant purple. This species is one of the absolute best examples of iridescence in the natural world.
With the holidays upon us, the twinkle of lights seem to surround us in every way. We see them in store windows, on streets, adorning people’s homes and Christmas trees. There is something incredible and magical about a twinkling light. For me the most special twinkle that you can ever see is always above us on a starlit night. This image is from Joshua Tree National Park on one of those nights. The full moon was just rising and gave enough light with my Sony A7III to capture this Joshua Tree and the stars all in one frame without any external lighting sources. It is an incredible feeling to sit in the dark alone in a remote place and watch the sky twinkle in all its glory.