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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 39 Winner

The winner of Week 39 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Josue Rosas (@josh_rosas). As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that's with you. We're printing Josue's winning photo on a HippyTree t-shirt. Explore the Nature Photography Collective section on our site to view t-shirts of past winners.

Where was the image shot?
Thousand Island Lake, CA

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: iPhone 8
Lens: iPhone 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
Just to submerge myself in nature and enjoy the place. I was backpacking for the second time in my life with no room for extra weight or cameras.

How long have you been shooting?
I started 21 years ago in Mexico with a Sony Mavica and have been documenting nature and scenery since then.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
People in nature and birds.

Where would be your dream location to take photos?
Patagonia or Asia.

Who are some photographers that inspire you?
Ansel Adams, Jimmy Chin, Cath Simard and Marco Grassi to mention some.

What excites you about photography?
Meeting new people on the trails and being part of the most breathtaking scenery in the outdoors.