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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ancient Bristlecone Pine

This photo shows a species of tree that can live up to 4000 years in a harsh landscape. The fact that this tree is long dead and still standing in such an unforgiving landscape at high elevation is a testament to Nature's strength and tenacity.

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Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Steven Martin