17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bald Cypress tree in fall colors at Caddo Lake in East Texas

I found myself in the swamps of East Texas at a time when the light was unflattering . I did not get the fog this time around (I did the following week) nor good sunset/sunrise colors. I also did not find that staged human element in the form of a kayaker in the fog. Given that, I followed light to find this Bald Cypress tree basking in the glow of the setting sun filtering through the moss covered forest.⁠

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Uncertain, Texas, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Rajesh Jyothiswaran