Discovery Landscape Photography Assignment Winner Max Foster

Congratulations to Max Foster for winning the Discovery Landscape Photography Assignment with the image, “The Citadel.” See more of Foster’s photography at

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Winner: "The Citadel" By Max Foster


“I recently spent 10 days in the remote wilderness of Gates of the Arctic National Park in northern Alaska,” says Foster. “The park has no roads, trails or infrastructure and is situated entirely above the arctic circle. Known for its untouched beauty, it’s one of the most ruggedly scenic places I’ve ever experienced. We spent our time in the Arrigetch Peaks region, continually in awe of the vertical granite walls and sharp spires. ‘The Citadel’ was taken as rain clouds moved in and out, allowing the sunlight to shine on the broad face of the mountain. The small stream in the foreground was perfectly still, creating symmetry and leading lines to balance the image. It was a moment I won’t soon forget!”

Nikon Z7, Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @16mm, Feisol CT-3442 tripod with Really Right Stuff BH-30 ballhead. Exposure: 1/20 sec., f/11, ISO 64 (Base).