When photographer Mike Karas saw a bride and groom atop a cliff on the next peak at sunset, at Yosemite National Park, he knew he had to capture the moment, even though he wasn’t shooting their wedding.
Karas, who was visiting the national park from Hawaii, was enjoying a captivating sunset on September 1 at Taft Point along the Pohono Trail.
As the sun was setting in its perfect orange glow, he just happened to see a couple dressed in wedding attire on the next cliff, The Daily Mail reported.
Luckily, Karas had his camera in tow, so he did as any smart photographer would do — took a photo. And that quick decision is now a viral wedding photo circulating around the world.
The photo shows a striking orange sunset with a couple standing on the cliff in an embrace, perfectly silhouetted for the shot.
In an effort to find out who the bride and groom were so that he could share his awe-inspiring capture, Karas shared the photo on Instagram and Facebook. It took a few days to get ahold of them, and in the meantime, the photo went viral. But once found, their wedding photographer, Derek Copenhaver, told NBC Bay Area that they wish to remain anonymous.