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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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Macro shot of an autumn leaf. Beyond showcasing the autumn colors the photo further depicts the circle of life. The glorious farewell of a single leaf indicating the coming of winter, the end of a generation which will be followed by a new one when spring arrives. Ancient Hellenes beautifully represented the coming of fall and winter with the descent of beautiful Persephone (representing Life) to Hades!

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Greece
Copyright: © George Megas