The Shot

One picture, one moment, one memory captured by photographer Bharath Mohan


In November 2017, my friends and I had spent almost three weeks on the back of a two-wheeler; visiting countless waterfalls, lakes, lookout points and hilltop temples. It was our trip to Doi Inthanon that stood out more than any other. We had high hopes of seeing something special at the highest point in Thailand. After deciding to brave the discomfort of cold mountain air, we biked out in the late afternoon. We were greeted by a gloomy and overcast sky. Fearing that our opportunity was slowly fading away, we crossed our fingers and prayed to the weather gods as we set up our equipment. The powers beyond answered our call and the clouds parted just enough to let the sun peek through and light up the valley below. It was one of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. Look carefully and you’ll find us standing on the side of the mountain next to the front spire — deep in appreciation for the light show that Mother Nature was putting on for us.

Bharath is a marketing creative, travel photographer and videographer with over 40 country stamps in his passport. He has been traveling the world full-time since 2016; contributing articles, photography and videography from his adventures for various magazines, blogs, tourism agencies and tech companies. Most recently he co-founded two companies focused on inspiring the next generation of creatives and explorers: Unraveled Studios and