I am inspired to visit and photograph our National Parks to experience and share with others the beauty and wonder of our most spectacular landscapes. On this morning, I awoke well before dawn to drive over to the Big Badlands Overlook to await the sunrise. My husband and I were alone at the viewpoint as I set up my tripod and watched the light start to come up. As the clouds started to glow, I was in awe of the beauty in front of us. What made it even more special was that we were the only ones experiencing this incredible scene. My hope is that by capturing this moment in an image I help inspire others both to visit this beautiful place and to protect our national parks for generations to come.