14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A hobbit's doorstep

The focus of the image is a lovely, bright bunch of flowers right outside the doorstep of a hobbit hole in Hobbiton. Throughout The Lord of the Rings series, J. R. R. Tolkien creates epics in which hobbits leave their snug homes for marvelous adventures. This photograph shows what they left and what will still wait for them at home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Matamata, New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Allyse Thompson