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Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
December 14, 2014

Twin Peaks

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Your Shot member Artur Stanisz spent two weeks on a solo expedition to the island, hiking 124 miles across the Arctic landscape. He captured this photo in Auyuittuq National Park. “I had hiked across the Turner Glacier, where I set up my camp and spent the next few days exploring the area and looking for the best photo compositions,” he writes. “On this particular morning, the weather changing from snowstorm to clear sky created a spectacular light show.”

Stanisz's picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Artur Stanisz, National Geographic Your Shot

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