Dennis Frates

Napali Coast at Sunset

The Napali Coast Trail, Kauai, Hawaii

Category Winners 5 - Fragile Landscapes

Third Place

This shot was made between tropical showers just before sunset, on a trail considered one of the top hiking trails in the world. It leads to some fantastic, secluded beaches not accessible to most travellers. I hiked out with a small flashlight down some very steep slopes for two miles. By then the sun had set and the trail was almost pitch black. A couple I did not know who had passed me on their way out before sunset were worried about me and stayed at the trail's end until I came out. I was very impressed by their thoughtfulness.