Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.
About this photo: “Last August my father and I did a six day trek through Vanoise National Park in the heart of the Alps. I had recently purchased a new camera and loved experimenting with such gorgeous scenery. I adore mountains and being outside. I took this photo on our second day of hiking to the Arpont Hut in the middle of nowhere. It was a lovely day and I felt on top of the world, how I often feel while hiking. I love how the light and the clouds against the spectacular mountain backdrop. It took my breath away.“