As part of our photo contest, we’re featuring some of our favorites here on the blog. Every week we’ll be bringing you another photo that in one way or another reflects our mission statement: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

We chose this photo because it speaks to us of the euphoria often felt watching the sun go down on a day spent outdoors, and also fills us with a sense of the unknown and exploration. Really, it’s a conversation worth sustaining: How can we initiate adventure in our lives? Do we take enough time for wilderness escapes and glorious sunsets? Every year, Mountainfilm hopes to inspire people to get outdoors, get involved, and challenge themselves, not only immediately after the festival, but for the rest of the year and beyond, as well.

For your chance to be featured on The Conversation and possibly win free gear, please submit your photo. More details here.