Postcards from our January 2017 issue
KIRKJUFELL, ICELAND: Midnight expression: We visited lots of well-known places on a family holiday to Iceland, but I knew Mount Kirkjufell in west Iceland would be special. We were there during the period of the midnight sun and, heading out after dinner, I was greeted by this scene. The sun was descending very slowly and warm light was everywhere. I found an isolated place at which to wait for the sun to reach its lowest point, and took a picture. To watch the sun set and rise in such a short time in the middle of nature was a gift.
Photographer: Reader Pablo Esvertit
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NAGARAHOLE NATIONAL PARK, KARNATAKA: Hello, deer: I visited Nagarahole with my father recently, and we spotted leopards, black panthers and beautiful birds. Taking a jeep safari through the forest, we could hear the sounds of spotted deer, but couldn’t see them. As we continued, I noticed something and asked the driver to stop. A stag was hiding in the high grasses, with just his majestic antlers out in the open – they reminded me of a crown. I couldn’t help but snap this photo.
Photographer: Reader Arshdeep Singh
GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR: Shell shot: My husband and I spent a week in the Galápagos while travelling in South America. On our first day on Santa Cruz Island, we noticed these bright orange crabs that peppered the shoreline. I loved how vibrant they were, but getting a shot wasn’t easy, as they would hide among these slippery black rocks. This shot brings back the excitement I felt knowing it was just the start of our time in the Galápagos, and I couldn’t wait to see more of the amazing animals that inhabit the islands.
Photographer: Reader Krista Malmquist