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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Wrinkle in Geologic Time

We made a stop off Chain of Craters Road in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park--a surreally beautiful place--when I saw this hardy tree growing in an apparently inhospitable spot. The tree made a stark contrast with the black, cracked volcanic rock.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Big Island/Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © Alexandra Hay