I captured this image while guiding in Grand Teton National Park. On this particular summer afternoon, the air was extraordinarily thick with smoke from wildfires that raged nearby. Later that day, the smoke was so dense that it became impossible to see these stunning 13,000+ foot peaks, even from a very close distance to them. For those of us who live in the West, wildfires are now as commonplace as they are devastating. They represent just a single instance of the countless natural tragedies occurring on our dying planet. The name of this photo was inspired by one of my favorite pieces of music - Rachmaninoff's Elegie (E-flat minor Op.3 No.1). Hauntingly beautiful. Wildly dark, dramatic, and grandiose with hints of optimism. An expression of grief for what once was. A consolation for those who still mourn.
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