Photographer: Susan G. Harris

Photo taken: Sept. 9, 2021, at Tank Lakes, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Photographer’s description: “This was taken on a backpacking trip through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area this summer with a Samsung Galaxy S20.”

Critique: “As we make the turn toward winter, I thought our readers might appreciate a look back to late summer, and a glimpse of this glassy, glacial gorgeousness. In addition to the magnificent stillness, there is also so much beautiful detail tucked among the crags. This is lovely, and a great reminder of the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest. I want to crop out that partial tree on the right, but that’s my only ‘complaint’ in this otherwise amazing picture. Thank you for thinking of Reader’s Lens!”

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.