12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A fern finds room to grow on a rock wall.

The basalt rock along the St. Croix River has nooks and crannies where life burst forth. This fern was growing at my eye level (5 feet above ground) and reaching toward the river.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Taylors Falls, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Kristi Crenshaw